18-year-old Uber passenger dies after accident on Seletar Expressway

The collision occurred along the SLE towards the Bukit Timah Expressway near the Woodlands Avenue 2 exit at about 3.40am on Sunday (Sept 25).
The collision occurred along the SLE towards the Bukit Timah Expressway near the Woodlands Avenue 2 exit at about 3.40am on Sunday (Sept 25).PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - A teenage girl has died after the private-hire car she was riding in ran into a lorry on the Seletar Expressway (SLE).

Police said that the accident happened along the SLE towards the Bukit Timah Expressway, and involved a car, a lorry and a van.

They collided near the Woodlands Avenue 2 exit at about 3.40am on Sunday (Sept 25). None were trapped in the vehicles, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

The van driver and two car passengers were conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat hospital, police said.

The Straits Times understands that the van's driver, a 22-year-old man, was conveyed unconscious.

One of the car passengers, Ms Goh Pei Ling, 18, has died of her injuries.

The other passenger was her sister-in-law, who just held her wedding with Ms Goh's brother last Friday, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

They were returning to Chua Chu Kang from Pasir Ris in a Uber vehicle, the Chinese evening daily said.

Her sister-in-law, 20, has taken to social media to express her grief and guilt at not being able to help save Ms Goh.

Police investigation are ongoing.