53-year-old woman killed in accident involving van in Hougang; driver arrested

The accident took place along Hougang Street 52, towards Hougang Street 51, early Wednesday morning.
The accident took place along Hougang Street 52, towards Hougang Street 51, early Wednesday morning.PHOTO: LIM LOON QIAN/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A 53-year-old woman was killed in an accident involving a van in Hougang early Wednesday (March 2) morning.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, police said it received a call about the accident, which occurred along Hougang Street 52, at around 4.55am.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, a police spokesman said.

The 54-year-old male van driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act.

Photos of the accident's aftermath were posted by Facebook user Lim Loon Qian, which showed a blue police tent and several police officers at the scene.

According to Mr Lim, the victim was on her morning jog when she was hit by the fast-moving van.

Police investigations are ongoing.