Everything About the Tampines Accident This Morning, Which Left At Least 2 Dead


On the morning of 22 April 2024, a collision involving six vehicles occurred at the junction of Tampines Avenue 1 and Tampines Avenue 4, resulting in at least two deaths.

Image: Google Maps

The accident, which took place around 7 am, involved four cars, a van, and a mini bus. Among the deceased were a 17-year-old female junior college student from Temasek Junior College and a 57-year-old female passenger in a van owned by First Choice Pest Specialist.

What Allegedly Happened

Photos from the accident scene depict an overturned black car with its doors wide open in the middle of the road.

Image: Shin Min Daily News

Debris was scattered across the road.

A video posted on the SG Road Vigilante Facebook group shows a black car speeding past other vehicles, and also sideswiping a car, before the crash at the junction.

A new video shows the actual impact, when a car from the side crashed into vehicles that were going straight in a junction.

Image: Facebook (SG Road Vigilante)

The police said that three male car drivers, aged between 42 and 48, a 64-year-old male van driver, and two 11-year-old boys—one a car passenger and the other a mini bus passenger—were taken to the hospital conscious.

Additionally, a 42-year-old female car driver and a 39-year-old male van passenger sought hospital treatment independently. The police are investigating with the assistance of the 42-year-old male car driver.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a report of an individual pinned under a car wheel. They employed hydraulic rescue tools for extraction.

SCDF also noted that a nurse and two off-duty SCDF officers assisted at the scene and will be recognized for their efforts.

Red-Light Camera to Serve as Speed Camera

Due to the increase in fatal traffic accident, red-light cameras in Singapore have since been also used as speed camera to deter speeding since 1 April 2024.

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