Cyclist, 69, dies after collision with lorry in Seletar Road

Madam Wang Xiu, a mother of four, retired six years ago but continued working part-time as she felt she was still healthy. A 69-year-old woman was on her way to work when she was hit by a lorry at the junction of Seletar Road and Jalan Joran. The acc
A 69-year-old woman was on her way to work when she was hit by a lorry at the junction of Seletar Road and Jalan Joran. The accident occurred very near her house, her daughter said.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER
Madam Wang Xiu, a mother of four, retired six years ago but continued working part-time as she felt she was still healthy. A 69-year-old woman was on her way to work when she was hit by a lorry at the junction of Seletar Road and Jalan Joran. The acc
Madam Wang Xiu, a mother of four, retired six years ago but continued working part-time as she felt she was still healthy.

A 69-year-old woman died on Wednesday after she was hit by a lorry while cycling across a road.

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

She was taken unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

The woman, identified as Madam Wang Xiu in a report by Shin Min Daily News yesterday, was a part-time cleaner.

Her daughter, who gave her name as Ms Chen, a 40-year-old secretary, told Shin Min that Madam Wang had left home for work that day and the accident had occurred very close to 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."

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 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 this."

Police investigations are ongoing and The Straits Times understands that no arrests have been made yet.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2017, with the headline 'Cyclist, 69, dies after collision with lorry in Seletar Road'. Print Edition | Subscribe