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Changi accident: Third cyclist killed in three days

Published on May 5, 2013 8:43 AM
 
A cyclist on Changi Coast Road on 4 January 2011. A cyclist died on the road on Saturday, the third in as many days, leading to renewed concerns from the biking fraternity about road safety. -- NP FILE PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

A cyclist died on the road on Saturday, the third in as many days, leading to renewed concerns from the biking fraternity about road safety.

The as-yet-unidentified cyclist collided with a lorry on Changi Coast Road at about 10.30 in the morning. Police did not name the male victim, who was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.

Investigations are ongoing, said a police spokesman. The previous two days were also deadly for cyclists.

One died last Friday after he was hit by a bus on Jalan Boon Lay. Another died last Thursday in an accident on Brickland Road, near Choa Chu Kang. Last month, a cyclist was admitted to intensive care after a hit-and-run accident along Mandai Road.

 
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Background story

Deadly spot

Changi Coast Road, which skirts Changi Airport, is a popular haunt for cyclists as it is straight and wide, and stretches uninterrupted for more than 7km. Since last year, the road has claimed the lives of three cyclists.