Motorcyclist killed in accident with tipper truck at Woodlands Centre; truck driver arrested

A Malaysian motorcyclist was killed in an accident at Woodlands Centre Road on Thursday (Dec 1) morning.
A Malaysian motorcyclist was killed in an accident at Woodlands Centre Road on Thursday (Dec 1) morning.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ROADS.SG
A group of bikers crossing the road at Woodlands Centre Road towards Woodlands Avenue 3.
A group of bikers crossing the road at Woodlands Centre Road towards Woodlands Avenue 3.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM ROADS.SG

SINGAPORE - A Malaysian motorcyclist was killed in an accident at Woodlands Centre Road on Thursday (Dec 1) morning.

This is the fourth fatal accident involving a motorcyclist reported in two weeks.

Police said they were alerted to the accident at Woodlands Centre Road towards Woodlands Avenue 3 at 5.58am.

A 51-year-old motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The Straits Times understands that the victim, Mr Ng Boon Keng, is Malaysian.

The 47-year-old tipper truck driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act, police said, adding that investigations are ongoing.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force sent one fire engine, one Red Rhino and one ambulance to the scene.

 

A 42-year-old Malaysian rider was killed in an accident along Jalan Buroh on Nov 24.

He was seen squeezing between two trucks and was run over by a container truck in the left lane.

On Nov 21, a motorcyclist died after colliding with a lorry, also at Jalan Buroh at the junction of Jurong Port Road.

On Nov 23, a motorcyclist was killed in an accident along the West Coast Highway while trying to avoid a sapling bent over by strong wind.