Two fatal accidents in Hougang over two consecutive days
It was the second fatal accident to occur in the area in as many days.
A 33-year-old motorcyclist died after an accident yesterday morning at the junction of Hougang Avenue 8 and Hougang Avenue 2.
This incident follows a fatal accident the day before at Hougang Street 52, which is a few roads away.
A 53-year-old woman who was out on her morning walk died in Wednesday's 4.50am accident. Witnesses said she was crossing the road when she was hit by a van.
In yesterday's accident, a car and a motorcycle collided at around 7am.
The car had been making a right turn from Hougang Avenue 2 into Hougang Avenue 8, reported Shin Min Daily News.
A 15-year-old boy, who was a car passenger, and the motorcyclist were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
The motorcyclist died in hospital.
An unnamed woman who witnessed the accident told Shin Min: "(The motorcyclist's) leg was stuck under the bike and there was a pool of blood beside him."
She said that the driver of the car got out of the vehicle quickly to check on the motorcyclist.
Mr Francis Yuen, 55, who lives in a nearby HDB block, was on the bus to work when he saw the accident.
Mr Yuen, a hospital porter, told The New Paper that he has lived in the area for four years and has seen at least four accidents at that particular junction.
Another resident, who wanted to be known only as Mr Ho, said that he, too, has seen multiple accidents there.
The police said that the 50-year-old driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act.