Taxi driver arrested for Clementi Road accident that killed 19-year-old undergraduate

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A 54-year-old taxi driver has been arrested over a fatal accident that killed a 19-year-old university student last Thursday (19 April).

A news release by the police issued on Thursday (26 April) said the driver was arrested for causing death by rash act in the accident, which occurred at the cross junction of Commonwealth Ave West and Clementi Road.

National University of Singapore undergraduate Kathy Ong was riding in the back seat of a taxi along with three of her friends – also from NUS – when the accident happened at about 7.27pm last Thursday. She was later pronounced dead in hospital.

Of the other three passengers who were also conveyed to hospital, one had serious injuries while the other two were in stable condition.

The maximum penalty for causing death by rash act is a jail term of up to five years, a fine or both.

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