Lorry driver charged for causing accident at Yio Chu Kang that killed 3 pedestrians

The accident, which took place near the Yio Chu Kang bus interchange, involved a bus and lorry. (PHOTO: Telegram / SG No 1 All in One Sharing)

A 25-year-old lorry driver was charged on Tuesday (24 April) for causing the deaths of three pedestrians in a fatal accident near Yio Chu Kang MRT station a day earlier.

Xu Kai Xiang, a Singaporean, is accused of failing to properly control his lorry while driving in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 towards Marymount Road at around 9.30am on Monday, according to a report by The Straits Times.

The lorry allegedly mounted a kerb and crashed some railings before it hit and killed a father and his daughter and one other pedestrian, the report said, citing court documents. It then moved forward and hit a stationary bus at the entrance of Yio Chu Kang bus interchange.

Chua Cheng Thong, 86, his daughter Gina Chua Aye Wah, 59, and a family friend, Yap Soon Huat, 63, were killed in the accident, according to the report.

In a statement by the Singapore Police Force on Monday, the police said the driver was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in a conscious state, adding that he was arrested for dangerous driving causing death.

Xu, who was offered bail of $15,000, was charged in hospital on Tuesday. His case will be mentioned again on 30 April.