Elderly woman killed in accident near Clementi Mall; taxi driver arrested

Police officers gathered around a blue tent set up at the scene of the accident.
Police officers gathered around a blue tent set up at the scene of the accident. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - A female pedestrian was killed in an accident along Commonwealth Avenue West on Sunday (Oct 23) morning.

Eyewitnesses said the accident, which involved a taxi, occurred near Clementi Mall.

The police said a 55-year-old male taxi driver was arrested for causing death by negligent act.

It was alerted to the accident at 6.23am. The 69-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene, a spokesman added.

A video posted by Facebook user Mahmodul Hasan showed several police officers and a blue tent at the scene.

A white Mercedes cab was also seen in the video.

Police investigations are ongoing.