Driver charged over accident that killed 2 on New Upper Changi Road

A van driver has been charged over an alleged hit-and-run crash that left two Bangladeshi workers dead.

Mohamed Mahadisyah Mohamed Rasid, 31, is said to have lost control of the vehicle, which slammed into a parked lorry.

One of the two workers was crushed against the back of the truck while the other was thrown into its rear compartment.

The van driver, who is married and works for an events company, is understood to have been arrested after leaving the scene.

He was charged on Wednesday with causing death through a rash act and failing to stop after an accident.

The crash happened on New Upper Changi Road on Jan 12.

Mohamed Mahadisyah was driving in the direction of Simei at about 8.55am when the van veered left into a bus bay, court documents state. It then hit three people before colliding with the back of the lorry.

Singapore Civil Defence Force officers reportedly had to extricate Mr Abu Bakar Siddique, 33, from between the two vehicles using hydraulic rescue tools. He was pronounced dead at the scene, along with fellow worker Robin Miah Idris Ali, 40.

Both men were employed by Ser Chuan Construction. They were believed to be laying cables and unloading goods from the lorry when the accident happened.

The third person suffered injuries in the accident.

Mohamed Mahadisyah, who was also charged with causing hurt to a pedestrian through a rash act, is represented by lawyer Jason Dendroff.

His case will be heard next month.