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SBS Transit bus driver arrested after cyclist dies in Loyang accident

SINGAPORE — Police have arrested a bus driver following the death of a cyclist in Loyang on Friday (March 19) night.

A 31-year-old cyclist died on March 19, 2021 after he was hit by an SBS Transit bus in Loyang.

A 31-year-old cyclist died on March 19, 2021 after he was hit by an SBS Transit bus in Loyang.

SINGAPORE — Police have arrested a bus driver following the death of a cyclist in Loyang on Friday (March 19) night.

The 63-year-old driver with bus operator SBS Transit was arrested for careless driving causing death.

Police said that they were alerted to an accident involving a bus and a cyclist at the junction of Loyang Avenue and Pasir Ris Drive 1 at about 10.30pm on Friday.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident at about 10.40pm.

"A man was trapped under a bus and SCDF used lifting equipment to rescue him.”

The 31-year-old man was later pronounced dead on the spot.

Photos taken by a CNA reader showed a police tent next to an SBS Transit bus. A bicycle was also seen on the ground in front of the bus.

Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice-president for corporate communications at SBS Transit, said the company was assisting the police in investigations.

"We are sorry that this has happened. The bus was travelling straight and about to make a right turn at the traffic junction, which was green in its favour, when the accident occurred," said Ms Tan.

"We are trying to get in touch with the cyclist's next-of-kin to extend our deepest condolences and offer our assistance."

Investigations into the accident are continuing. CNA

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