Construction worker dies after hit-and-run ECP crash

Deborah Choo

A construction worker died in hospital on Wednesday night after being thrown off his lorry during a hit-and-run accident along the East Coast Park (ECP) expressway, reported local media.

36-year old Bangladeshi worker, Md Hazrat Ali, was flung from the lorry he was in after a black Audi rammed into the vehicle from the back in the crash which took place in the early hours of 23 May.

Md Hazrat hit his head after falling into a drain and fell into a coma. He died from his injuries this week in Changi General hospital, reported the Shin Min Daily News.

The impact of the crash had resulted in the lorry being pushed towards the drain by the side of the road, where Md Hazrat and another fellow construction worker seated at the back fell out of the vehicle.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Yahoo! Singapore the accident which occurred on 23 May took place at the East Coast Parkway (ECP) towards Changi just before Marine Parade exit. They received a call at 2.26 a.m. and dispatched a red rhino and two ambulances.

SCDF found four persons at the scene – three male Bangladeshis and one male Chinese worker. They were all sent to Changi General Hospital for treatment. Apart from Md Hazrat, the other three were subsequently discharged after being treated.

Witnesses told the Chinese daily the Audi driver was seen to have fled the scene and was seen sobbing at the foot of a nearby void deck. After reportedly turning himself in, the 38-year old was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and is now out on bail.

Shin Min reported that Md Hazrat Ali’s body will be sent back to his hometown in Bangladesh on Saturday.