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Woman killed in Henderson Road hit-and-run, witnesses sought

Victim's family appeals for information on accident that killed 61-year-old woman

The coffeeshop helper was on her way home when a lorry hit and killed her.

Instead of stopping to help, the lorry driver allegedly fled the scene.

Both the police and the woman's family are now appealing for witnesses to come forward in the hit-and-run case.

Shin Min Daily News identified the woman as Madam Yan Ying E, 61.

Madam Yan Ying E was killed in a hit-and-run accident at Henderson Road. PHOTOS: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

The accident happened around 1.20am on Sundayat Henderson Road in the direction of Tiong Bahru Road, opposite Bukit Merah View Market and Hawker Centre.

WHERE IT HAPPENED: The area at Henderson Road where Madam Yan Ying E was hit. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

Following the accident, Madam Yan's family posted an appeal on Facebook for witnesses would contact them.

The woman's son, Mr Yang Wen Fu, 35, a taxi driver, told the Chinese daily yesterday that although his mother's funeral was over, no witness has yet to come forward with information.

WITNESS

A helper who works in a durian stall at Henderson Road told Shin Min he was in the area around 1am.

The 35-year-old man, who wanted to be known as Mr Lin, said he heard a loud sound and saw a white lorry leaving in a hurry.

However, he wasn't sure if the vehicle was involved in the accident.

Mr Lin said: "When (my boss and I) turned to look, there was a white lorry driving away quickly. It could easily have been travelling at at least 100kmh.

"(However) the surroundings were very dark at the time and I realised that someone had been in an accident only when the police arrived."

On Wednesday evening, the police sent out a press statement appealing for information on the fatal hit-and-run accident.

They said that the driver of the vehicle did not stop to render assistance and fled the scene.

Madam Yan died after suffering multiple injuries in the accident.

Anyone with information can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit information online at www.police.gov.sg/iwitness.

All information will be kept strictly confidential.

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