SINGAPORE - A 64-year-old woman was taken to hospital with severe injuries and later died after her husband allegedly drove his car into her by accident on Tuesday (April 25) night.
After hitting her, the husband panicked and drove into the pillars at a Housing Board block about 10m away, an onlooker told The Straits Times.
The incident happened at about 7.50pm at a carpark at Block 332, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told ST on Tuesday that it was alerted at 7.51pm to a traffic accident at the carpark and one ambulance was dispatched.
A 64-year-old woman was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and the hospital was alerted to be on standby to receive her, SCDF said.
The police said officers were alerted to an accident involving a car, a pedestrian and two motorcycles at 7.49pm.
"A 64-year-old woman was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where she subsequently succumbed to her injuries. Investigations are ongoing," police said.
Student Goh Xinyi, who had been at her mother's optical shop at Blk 332, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, near where the accident happened, said that she and her mother heard a loud bang at around 8pm.
"We went out and saw an old woman on the ground with a pool of blood around her head. A man in his 50s or 60s was kneeling on the ground next to her, looking very distraught," she said. "He kept saying in Mandarin, 'she's my wife, why did I hit her?'."
Ms Goh said that she called the ambulance and that two people tried to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the woman after being advised by paramedics.
She added that the man told them that he hit his wife by accident, about 10m away, and then later panicked and stepped on the wrong pedal, which led to him crashing into the pillars near Block 332.
Another passer-by, who did not want to give a name, said the car also toppled over two motorbikes when it crashed into the pillars.
The man looked unstable, Ms Goh said, and she and her mother invited him into their shop to sit down.
She said that she believes the man does not live in the area as he had asked them for the block number when he was making a call.
With additional reporting by Ariffin Jamar