Man, 73, dies in North Bridge Road accident, taxi driver, 55, arrested for careless driving

The elderly man was allegedly dragged by the taxi.

Belmont Lay | March 30, 2021, 08:01 PM

A 73-year-old man died in an early morning accident on Tuesday, March 30, involving a taxi and a pedestrian.

Police say they were alerted to the accident along North Bridge Road towards South Bridge Road at about 12:41am.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said a person was pronounced dead on scene by one of its paramedics.

A 55-year-old taxi driver was arrested for careless driving causing death.

A ComfortDelGro taxi was photographed at the scene.

Information posted online alleged that the elderly man was crossing the road and was knocked down and dragged 30m by the taxi.

A walking stick, two cups of coffee and a few slices of bread were left on the scene.

Two individuals, believed to be police officers, are seen in another photo, with one of them holding a walking stick.

ComfortDelGro said it was assisting the police in their investigations and a relief driver was involved, with the relief driving arrangement terminated with immediate effect.

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