Man dies in hospital after accident with minibus in Geylang Road

Police were alerted to the accident between the minibus and a pedestrian at about 1.50am. The pedestrian was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
Police were alerted to the accident between the minibus and a pedestrian at about 1.50am. The pedestrian was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER

SINGAPORE - A 37-year-old man died from his injuries in hospital, after he was hit by a minibus while crossing Geylang Road on Friday morning (June 15).

The police told The Straits times that the they were alerted to the accident between a minibus and a pedestrian at about 1.50am.

The pedestrian was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), where he later died from his injuries, police said.

The 50-year-old minibus driver was taken to TTSH in a conscious state.

He is currently assisting police in their investigations.

A witness told Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News on Friday that two passers-by attended to the victim after he was hit by the minibus, while three others helped to direct traffic.

The 33-year-old witness, who works at a nearby coffee shop, added that the victim's shoes were flung about five metres away due to the impact of the collision.

Police investigations are ongoing.