2 killed, driver arrested after van hits tree on Bukit Timah Road near KK Hospital

Teng Yong Ping
Lifestyle Editor
A van (at left in picture) on Bukit Timah Road mounted a kerb and crashed into a tree at around 3am on 20 October. (Screengrab from video posted on Facebook)

Two passengers in a van died in an early morning accident on Saturday (20 October) along Bukit Timah Road near KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, was arrested for causing death by a rash act after he was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, police told Yahoo News Singapore.

Police and the SCDF said they were alerted to an accident involving a van travelling westward at the junction of Bukit Timah Road and Mackenzie Road at around 3am on Saturday.

The two male passengers, aged 25 and 42, were pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, police said.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

Yahoo News Singapore understands that the van was travelling at a high speed on the extreme left lane of the road, and crashed into a tree after mounting a pavement. The three men in the van were said to be friends.

A video of the aftermath of the accident was posted on Facebook by a user called William Lee. The dashboard camera footage shows SCDF personnel directing traffic past a damaged silver van and ambulance by the road.

Police investigations are ongoing.