67-year-old woman dies after being knocked down by taxi; driver arrested

Police officers and an ambulance were spotted at the scene. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/BENJAMIN BONG

SINGAPORE - A 67-year-old woman died after being hit by a taxi near Ayer Rajah Food Centre on Wednesday (Sept 27) morning.

The police told The Straits Times on Thursday that they were alerted to an accident involving a taxi and a pedestrian along West Coast Drive towards West Coast Road at 6.26am.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a 67-year-old woman lying motionless on the road.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told ST that paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene.

The 59-year-old male taxi driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act.

A video posted on Facebook by user Benjamin Bong shows police and SCDF on the scene, along with a blue ComfortDelgro cab parked at the side of the road.

"We are already in touch with the family and will render assistance as best we can," Ms Tammy Tan, ComfortDelGro Corporation's group corporate communications officer, told ST.

"We are very sorry that this has happened," she added.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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