Man killed in car accident outside Istana was a "safe driver", worked part-time for Grab and Uber

Family and friends of the man who died in a car accident outside the Istana on Saturday (Dec 16) said that he was a safe driver.

They did not know of Khairul Anwar Mohd Sani, 25, having been involved in any previous car accidents.

Khairul was the driver of the car which was involved in the accident along Cavenagh Road.

He and Nurul Filzah, 21 - one of two passengers in the car - died after being taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital on Saturday.

Nurul's boyfriend, Johari Shariff, 28, underwent surgery on Sunday afternoon (Dec 17) after sustaining injuries to his face, reports Lianhe Wanbao.

The Straits Times understands that he is still hospitalised but in stable condition.

Many who gathered at Khairul's wake at Whampoa on Sunday morning looked downcast and were unwilling to talk.

Some cried when they saw the casket.

Said Khairul's uncle: "We are very sad and shocked, but we cannot do anything."

He said that Khairul's older brother and only sibling flew back to Singapore from where he was working overseas after hearing the news.

He had gone to the mortuary to collect the body.

One of Khairul's friends, Mohammad Afiq, 28, said that this was the firt time Khairul had gotten into a car accident in the three years that he had known him.

"I was shocked (when I heard the news) because I saw it on Facebook and thought it was a prank," he added.

Another friend, Shah Nordin, 29, said that Khairul worked as a logistics driver and a part-time Grab and Uber driver.

"He was a safe driver," he said.

Nurul, an arts student, had started working as a receptionist only a few days before the accident, according to a report by Shin Min Daily News. The article also said she was an only child.

The police are appealing to anyone with information, images and/or videos related to the accident to submit them via the 'E-feedback on road users' portal at or to assist them in their investigations.

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