Pedestrian hit by taxi in Upper Thomson Road dies, driver arrested

The victim, a 61-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
The victim, a 61-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/LAWRENCE LOH

SINGAPORE - A cabby was arrested after the taxi he was driving hit and killed a pedestrian on Thursday morning (Dec 13).

The police said they were alerted to the accident, which took place along Upper Thomson Road, towards Thomson Road, at 6.30am.

The victim, a 61-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The cabby, who is also 61, was arrested for causing death by a negligent act.

In a video posted on Facebook on Thursday, a blue tent had been set up on the road. A Comfort taxi could be seen parked at the side of the road, some distance away.

ComfortDelGro Corporation's group corporate communications officer Tammy Tan said that the transport company is sorry that this has happened and its priority will be reaching out to the man's next-of-kin.

The taxi driver also had his hiring agreement terminated with immediate effect, Ms Tan said.

The police are investigating the matter.