70-year-old man dies in car accident in Singapore

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70-year-old man dies in car accident in Singapore

On Friday, a 70-year-old man died after his car got into an accident involving a bus, a lorry, and a van, police said.

Emergency services were alerted to the accident at about 10.05 am on Friday along Upper Thomson Road towards Lornie Road.

In response to the CNA's questions, the Singapore Civil Defence Force SCDF said a man was found trapped in the driver's seat.

A SCDF paramedic at the scene rendered medical assistance to stabilize the man's injuries while rescuers were freeing the man's legs that were trapped under the dashboard, they said, adding that an emergency medical team from Tan Tock Seng Hospital was also activated to render medical assistance.

The SCDF said hydraulic rescue equipment was used to cut and remove the roof of the car to rescue the man.

The man was conscious when he was taken to the hospital at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he subsequently died, the police and the SCDF said.

A 26-year-old male car driver has been arrested for careless driving causing death, police said.