59-year-old woman killed by concrete mixer while cycling on pedestrian crossing

Relatives of Madam Lin Shui Yu (right) sobbing next to the body of the 59-year-old cyclist.
Relatives of Madam Lin Shui Yu (right) sobbing next to the body of the 59-year-old cyclist.PHOTO: SHIN MIN

SINGAPORE - A 59-year-old woman was killed by a concrete mixer that hit her as she was cycling across a pedestrian crossing on Monday morning.

Police said the fatal accident occurred at 11.21am at the junction of Yishun Avenue 9 and Yishun Central.

The cyclist, Madam Lin Shui Yu, was returning home from Sembawang Hot Spring with two friends. But a truck cut into their path later.

Narrowly missing the other women, the concrete mixer collided into Madam Lin, who was in the middle, reported The New Paper.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force pronounced her dead at the scene.

Madam Lin had been planning to cook noodles for her grandson's birthday, which was on the day of the incident, Lianhe Wan Bao reported.

She had barely turned 59 herself, having celebrated her birthday last weekend, reported Shin Min Daily News.

When The Straits Times visited Madam Lin's wake on Tuesday (May 17) at 7pm, relatives were seen attempting to comfort her distraught husband.

Inconsolable, Mr Lin dashed to and fro from the coffin, wailing loudly.

Police said that the 50-year-old driver has been arrested for causing death by rash act.

Investigations are ongoing.