Man, 37, dies after accident with minibus at Geylang Rd, driver assisting with police investigations

A 37-year-old man died after an accident with a minibus along Geylang Road at 1.47am on Friday (June 15), and the minibus driver is currently assisting the police with investigations. 

Photos of the accident were uploaded by Facebook user Paul Chua which show Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers attending to the victim who was lying on the road. 

The photos also show victim being loaded onto a stretcher. 

In Paul’s earlier post, he alleged that the pedestrian was hit by a trailer truck. 

Facebook user Amilia who claims to be in the trailer truck during the accident later uploaded a post debunking Paul's accusations. 

In her post, Amilia said that they were not the ones who hit the pedestrian as alleged by Paul, and a van ahead had hit the pedestrian instead. 

Amilia also said that she had her companion had stopped to help after passing by the scene and used their trailer to block the traffic as the victim was lying motionless on the ground.

She also added that they helped to guide the traffic.

Paul's post was later amended to mention a van hitting the pedestrian instead. 

In response to a Stomp query, a police spokesman said:

“On June 15, 2018 at 1.47am, the police were alerted to an accident involving a minibus and a pedestrian along Geylang Road towards Kallang Road.

“The pedestrian, a 37-year-old man was unconscious when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries.

“The minibus driver, a 50-year-old man was conscious when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital and he is assisting with police investigations.

“Police investigations are ongoing.”