'He was a good boy': Aunt of 14-year-old cyclist who died in accident at Marina East Drive

He was the youngest of three children.

Syahindah Ishak | June 03, 2021, 05:47 PM

A 14-year-old boy on his bicycle died after an accident with a trailer truck along Marina East Drive on May 31, 2021.

Investigations are ongoing

In response to Mothership's queries, the police confirmed that they were alerted to a fatal accident along Marina East Drive between a trailer and a bicycle at at 4:25pm on the day.

The 14-year-old male cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic.

A 37-year-old male driver was subsequently arrested for careless driving causing death.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Hugged his friends goodbye before the accident

The boy has been identified as Muhammad Nur Shazly Mohd Ali.

He was a student at Damai Secondary School, according to Berita Harian (BH).

BH reported that the day before the accident, Shazly met up with his friends and did something he had never done before.

As he was about to go home, he hugged his friends and told them, "If we don't meet here, we'll meet somewhere else."

His friends didn't think anything of it, and assumed he was talking about their plan to cycle together the next day.

Shazly passed away the next day on May 31.

Liked to help people

Shazly's aunt, Nor Salinah Shalihen, told BH that family members affectionately referred to him as "Boy".

They were shocked and devastated to find out about his passing.

Salinah said, as reported by BH:

"He was a good boy, and always listened to others.


Boy liked to help people. On the night of the accident, many people offered their condolences."

Shazly was the youngest of three children.

He was cared for by his grandmother who lived in Bedok.

Wanted to be a police officer

Salinah said that Shazly aspired to be a police officer.

She told BH: "His future was very bright. Sadly, his life was not long."

Shazly's funeral took place on Tuesday (June 1) afternoon, according to BH.

Damai Secondary School's principal was among many who visited Shazly's family.

Top photos via SG Road Vigilante/Facebook.