ITE student dies after being hit by lorry, family unable to see her for the last time

A 17-year-old ITE College West student died in hospital after being hit by a lorry along West Coast Road on Nov 26 at about 2.30pm.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, Ms Lynette Chan was on her way to alma mater Tanglin Secondary School to retrieve her student testimonial document.

Her father, Mr Alvin Chan, believed that she had overslept on the bus and missed her stop, he told Wanbao. She then alighted to take another bus in the opposite direction, which is when the accident took place.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the 50-year-old, who works in logistics, said his daughter was flung more than 50m from where she was hit.

She was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead after 3pm.

Mr Chan, who is a single parent, said that an autopsy showed that his daughter had died from a severe collision that led to brain damage.

The teenager suffered traumatic arrest, which means she had some form of trauma inflicted on her that led to a cardiac arrest, before officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force arrived, understands The Straits Times.

Wanbao reported that Mr Chan and other family member were unable to see the girl for the last time, as they arrived at the hospital only after 4pm.

The victim had two brothers aged 13 and 14, and a sister aged 16.

She was the eldest child in her family,

Mr Chan told Shin Min that she was mature for her age.

The police said they were alerted to an accident involving a lorry and a pedestrian in West Coast Road towards Penjuru Road on Monday at 2.38pm.

The pedestrian was unconscious when taken to hospital, where she died from her injuries.

Police are investigating the accident.