69-year-old cyclist, on her way to work, dies after being hit by lorry in Seletar

Madam Wang Xiu, a 69-year-old mother of four, died when she was hit by a lorry while on a bicycle.
Madam Wang Xiu, a 69-year-old mother of four, died when she was hit by a lorry while on a bicycle.PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

SINGAPORE - A 69-year-old woman who was cycling across a road was hit by a lorry on Wednesday (June 14) and died.

The woman, identified as Madam Wang Xiu in a report by Shin Min Daily News on Thursday (June 15), was a part-time cleaner.

The accident occurred around 3pm at the junction of Seletar Road and Jalan Joran, the police told The Straits Times.

Her daughter Ms Chen, a 40-year-old secretary, told Shin Min that Madam Wang had left home for work that day and had died less than a metre from home.

"A passer-by used my mum's phone to call me and said my mother had been hit by a lorry, and the ambulance was already there," said Ms Chen. "It happened too fast - we didn't know what to do. When we rushed to the hospital, we discovered that my mother's head was injured, and doctors were trying to save her."

"The 69-year-old female cyclist was taken unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where she subsequently succumbed to her injuries," said police.

Madam Wang was a good mother who raised her four children on her salary as a cleaner for 30 years, Ms Chen said.

She had retired only six years ago, but continued working as a part-time cleaner paid by the hour as she felt she was still healthy and could work.

"We were worried it would be hard for her to work, and asked her to retire early and rest at home," said Ms Chen. "I didn't expect that she would leave us like that."

Police investigations are ongoing and ST understands no arrest has been made yet.