Man dies after jumping out of moving taxi

A 22-year-old man died after reportedly jumping out of a moving taxi in Bedok Reservoir Road in the wee hours yesterday.

The Sunday Times understands that he was with a woman in the cab when the incident occurred.

He opened the door and jumped out of the taxi after getting into a dispute with the woman, Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday.

The police told The Sunday Times that they were alerted to an incident in Bedok Reservoir Road at 4.04am yesterday. "A 22-year-old man was taken unconscious to Changi General Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead," said the spokesman.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted at 4.10am to the incident at the junction of Bedok North Road and Bedok Reservoir Road, and took one man to CGH.

The police are investigating the unnatural death.

Lydia Lam

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 11, 2017, with the headline 'Man dies after jumping out of moving taxi'. Print Edition | Subscribe