Traffic police officer dies in accident in Serangoon Road

The traffic police motorcycle that was involved in an accident on June 1, 2017.
The traffic police motorcycle that was involved in an accident on June 1, 2017. PHOTO: ST READER
Scene at Serangoon Road where there was an accident involving a traffic police motorcycle on June 1,  2017.
Scene at Serangoon Road where there was an accident involving a traffic police motorcycle on June 1, 2017.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A traffic police officer died in a traffic accident on Thursday (June 1) morning, police said.

Staff Sergeant Nadzrie Matin, 29, was involved in an accident along Serangoon Road at about 10.40am while he was performing traffic patrol duties.

He was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he subsequently died from his injuries, police said.

Staff Sergeant Nadzrie joined the Singapore Police Force in 2009 and was posted to the Traffic Police after he completed his training.

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Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck expressed his deepest condolences to the family: "I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Staff Sergeant Nadzrie. He was a dedicated and well-liked officer. We will do everything possible to assist his family during this difficult period."

The police appealed to members of the public not to circulate videos or images of the dead man out of respect for his family.

Earlier on Thursday, videos and photos showed a traffic police motorcycle lying on a grass patch, and a uniformed man lying nearby.

Paramedics appeared to be performing chest compression rescue on him.

The 52-year-old driver of the vehicle involved in the accident, said to be a van, has been arrested for a negligent act causing death.

Investigations are currently ongoing, police said.