36-year-old man dies after being trapped under taxi at Ang Mo Kio carpark, cabby arrested

Lydia Lam
The Straits Times
17 December 2016

A 36-year-old man trapped under a taxi at a carpark in Ang Mo Kio died on Friday (Dec 16) night.

The police told The Straits Times on Friday that they were alerted at 8.49pm to an accident involving a taxi and a 36-year-old pedestrian at the carpark at Block 475, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it dispatched five vehicles including an ambulance and a red rhino.

SCDF officers used a hydraulic spreader and an airbag to free the man, but he was pronounced dead by paramedics on the spot.

The male taxi driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act.

The Straits Times understands that the accident occurred as the taxi driver allegedly did not notice the man.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The Straits Times

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