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Taxi driver dies in early morning crash at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

Published on Jan 8, 2014 10:34 AM

A TransCab taxi driver was killed in a crash between his vehicle and a private bus at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 on Wednesday morning.

The bus driver, who wanted to be known only as Chong, said the cab was trying to turn right from Ang Mo Kio St 22 to Ave 3. His bus, which was ferrying five to six workers to work at a factory in Ang Mo Kio, was going straight on Ave 3 at the time.

Mr Chong, a Malaysian who has been driving in Singapore for four years, claimed he had right of way at the junction. He added that he did not know if the taxi would keep on travelling in his path. Both of them hesitated, said Mr Chong, and when he decided to go ahead, the taxi did too. His bus slammed into the driver's side of the taxi, denting the door inwards.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they received a call about a traffice accident at about 6.21 am. The driver of the taxi was trapped and rescued by the SCDF within 10 minutes. He was pronounced dead at the scene.