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Police say 35-year-old man is driver of car involved in Chua Chu Kang crash that killed food delivery rider

SINGAPORE — A 35-year-old man has been identified as the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident in Chua Chu Kang late last month when a food delivery rider was killed, the police said on Tuesday (Oct 4).

An accident scene on Sept 2, 2022 at Chua Chu Kang, where a 35-year-old man was among three people arrested for alleged careless driving causing death and drink driving.
An accident scene on Sept 2, 2022 at Chua Chu Kang, where a 35-year-old man was among three people arrested for alleged careless driving causing death and drink driving.
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SINGAPORE — A 35-year-old man has been identified as the driver of a car involved in a fatal accident in Chua Chu Kang late last month when a food delivery rider was killed, the police said on Tuesday (Oct 4).

Last week, in connection with the accident, the police arrested a woman and two men — aged between 32 and 35 — for alleged careless driving causing death and drink driving, but did not specify who among the three was behind the wheel at the time of the accident, which happened on Sept 27.

Providing an update to TODAY on Tuesday, the police said that the trio are now also assisting with investigations for the alleged offences of giving any information that a person knows to be false to a public servant and of intentionally obstructing the course of justice.

This came after follow-up investigations found that the 35-year-old man was believed to have been the driver of the car involved in the accident.

The 28-year-old rider who was using a power-assisted bicycle (e-bike) was taken unconscious to Ng Teng Fong Hospital where he later died.

In a video posted online apparently filmed soon after the incident, a food delivery bag can be seen in the middle of the road while several people stand around the rider and his e-bike, trying to assist the injured man as he lies on the road.

A red Toyota can be seen parked at the accident site.

Foodpanda had told TODAY that the deceased man was a Foodpanda delivery rider, but added that he was not making a delivery for the platform when the accident occurred.

Like some food delivery riders who work for more than one platform, the victim was also a delivery rider for Grab.

TODAY understands the firm is assisting the victim's family with the insurance claims process.

Grab told TODAY on Thursday: "We are very sorry to hear about the fatal accident involving our late delivery-partner.

"We have reached out to the family to express our deepest condolences and offer them our full support and assistance during this difficult time. 

"We sincerely urge all road users to be responsible and considerate of each other’s safety so that such unfortunate accidents can be minimised.”

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