Cyclist killed after getting run over by a truck near National Library

A cyclist, believed to be a Malay man in his 60s on his way to break fast, was killed when he was run over by a truck at the junction of Middle Road and Victoria Street, near the National Library. -- ST PHOTO: MELISSA LIN 
A cyclist, believed to be a Malay man in his 60s on his way to break fast, was killed when he was run over by a truck at the junction of Middle Road and Victoria Street, near the National Library. -- ST PHOTO: MELISSA LIN 

SINGAPORE - A cyclist, believed to be a Malay man in his 60s on his way to break fast, was killed when he was run over by a truck at the junction of Middle Road and Victoria Street, near the National Library.

At the scene, a small crowd had gathered and a police cordon surrounded the mangled wreck of the bicycle.

Eyewitness Eugene Teh, a 22-year-old undergraduate, said the accident happened around 7.20pm. The cyclist attempted to cross the road a few seconds before the green man came on, he said. The truck, which was turning left, hit him.

"There was a loud bang and he went under the wheel. There were track marks on his body but there was no blood," he said. "It was quite crowded then. Everyone was very shocked."

Mr Haddy Shuhry, 32, a technician at the National Design Centre at Middle Road - right next to the junction where the accident occurred - said his colleagues had seen the cyclist pass by the centre regularly.

The man was likely to be heading to the mosque at Arab Street to break fast when the accident happened, Mr Shuhry said.

The truck driver, believed to be a Chinese national, was in shock. He said in Mandarin: "My feelings are in a mess now."