Elderly woman killed in Collyer Quay accident

An elderly woman was killed in an accident between a BMW and a lorry along Collyer Quay on Feb 20, 2016.
An elderly woman was killed in an accident between a BMW and a lorry along Collyer Quay on Feb 20, 2016. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A 61-year-old woman was killed when a BMW ploughed into a lorry on Saturday (Feb 20) morning.

Her 68-year-old husband was also injured in the accident, which happened at around 6.50am along Collyer Quay, near the OUE Link Bridge.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the couple had been collecting cardboard in the area, as was their habit every Saturday morning.

The man fell from the back of the lorry at the moment of impact, while his wife landed on the bonnet of the car.

"The 45-year-old car driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act," said a police spokesman in response to queries from The Straits Times.

He added that investigations are ongoing.