Police Arrest 42-Year-Old Driver Linked to Tampines Fatal Accident


A 42-year-old driver allegedly linked to a fatal traffic accident in Tampines earlier this week has been arrested for dangerous driving causing death, the police confirmed on Wednesday (April 24).

The man, who was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, was driving the black Saab that was caught on video speeding and running a red light at the junction of Tampines Avenue 1 and Tampines Avenue 4 on Monday, according to the report.

The police have suspended his driving license with immediate effect and stated that investigations are ongoing.

UPDATE : The 42-year-old driver will be brought to court on Thursday (Apr 25) to face four charges related to his involvement in the fatal multi-vehicle accident in Tampines on Monday.

The charges under the Road Traffic Act include dangerous driving causing death and dangerous driving causing injury, as announced by the police on Wednesday night.

The penalty for dangerous driving causing death is imprisonment between two to eight years and disqualification from driving all vehicle classes. Dangerous driving causing injury carries a maximum fine of S$10,000, imprisonment of up to two years, or both, along with disqualification from driving all vehicle classes.

Those convicted of dangerous driving could face a fine of up to S$5,000, a jail term of up to 12 months, or both. Additionally, the offense of failing to stop after an accident could result in a fine of up to S$1,000, imprisonment for up to three months, or both for each offense.


A man who shared a video clip showing the white Mercedes’ point of view of the black Saab moments before the Tampines accident has filed a police report due to harassment and false accusations on Facebook.

Anthony Soon Han Tiong clarified on Facebook that he was not the driver or owner of the white Mercedes and was not involved in the accident in any way.

He also stated that he had permission from the traffic police to share the dashcam footage and that the video was shared with him.

The accident, which occurred at around 7am on Monday, involved six vehicles and resulted in the deaths of a 17-year-old girl and a 57-year-old woman. Six others were also injured and taken to the hospital.

The teenager, identified as Temasek Junior College student Afifah Munirah Muhammad Azril, was in the back passenger seat of her father’s car when it was struck by the Saab. Afifah was on her way to Temasek Polytechnic to participate in a school event.

Her father, Police Coast Guard inspector Muhammad Azril Mahmood, underwent surgery for his injuries on Monday. The 57-year-old woman, Norzihan Juwahib, who worked at First Choice Pest Specialist, was also killed in the accident.

Both Afifah and Norzihan were laid to rest at the Pusara Aman Muslim cemetery on Tuesday (April 23).

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