Motorcyclist dies in accident with bus near Sim Lim Tower

A blue police tent next to a Singapore-Johore Express bus on May 6, 2017.
A blue police tent next to a Singapore-Johore Express bus on May 6, 2017.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A 52-year-old motorcyclist died in an accident with a bus near Sim Lim Tower on Saturday (May 6).

Videos and a photo sent in by a Straits Times reader showed a blue police tent next to a Singapore-Johore Express bus.

He said the bus had been turning into the terminal when the accident happened.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told ST that it was alerted to the accident along Ban San Street at 2.45pm.

A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene, it said.

The police told ST that they were alerted to the accident involving a bus and a motorcycle along Rochor Canal Road towards Arab Street at 2.46pm.

The 52-year-old male motorcyclist was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, and the 57-year-old male bus driver was arrested for causing death by a rash act.

Police investigations are ongoing.