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75-year-old woman dies after being hit by tipper truck in Upper Boon Keng Road

SINGAPORE - A 75-year-old woman died after she was hit by a tipper truck in Upper Boon Keng Road, in Kallang, on Thursday (June 9).

The police said they were alerted to an accident involving a tipper truck and a pedestrian there at about 3.45pm. The 46-year-old driver was arrested for careless driving causing death.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by a paramedic, they added.

When The Straits Times arrived at the scene near Block 11 in Upper Boon Keng Road at about 5.30pm, there were at least 10 police officers at work.

A blue police tent could be seen, along with several residents who were observing the scene.

Taxi driver Abdul Salim, 35, who lives in a nearby block, told ST he had observed that the tipper truck driver was there to do construction work, and that the driver had returned to his vehicle after buying coffee from a nearby coffee shop.

He said the accident had occurred as the truck was being driven out from the parking lot.

He added that he had just left his taxi and was heading home at that time, and was next to the truck.

Mr Salim said: "There was another driver nearby in his car who witnessed the accident, and he started sounding his horn repeatedly - that was when it caught my attention."

The police said the 46-year-old driver of the truck was arrested for careless driving causing death.