53-year-old driver in AYE crash arrested for rash act causing death

A 53-year-old man who drove against traffic along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Monday (Dec 19), leaving one dead and four in hospital, has been arrested.
A 53-year-old man who drove against traffic along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Monday (Dec 19), leaving one dead and four in hospital, has been arrested. ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM

SINGAPORE - A 53-year-old man who drove against traffic along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Monday (Dec 19), leaving one dead and four in hospital, has been arrested.

Preliminary investigations showed the suspect had been travelling towards Tuas Checkpoint where he made a U-turn and went against traffic, the police said in a news release on Monday night.

The suspect collided into several vehicles in the accident involving four cars, a motorcycle and a private bus.

 

The collision killed a 37-year-old man, and four others were taken to the National University Hospital.

The Traffic Police appealed to the public not to circulate photos or videos of the deceased out of respect for his family.

Anyone convicted of the offence of a rash act causing death can be jailed up to five years, fined, or both.

Police investigations are ongoing.