Sunday, 29th December 2019 -- a horrific crash resulted in 2 deaths and 4 injuries happened at the highly populated Lucky Plaza shopping centre in Singapore.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage shared to, and reported by the CNA shows a black-colored car swerving off the road, onto the pavement, and into a group of women who were sitting / chilling against a railing outside the shopping centre's apartment block.
Onlookers could only watch and scream in horror as the vehicle mowed through a bunch of bushes before smashing into the women and flung them over. The car followed suit and fell into the inner roadway, pinning one of the victims under as well. Several passerby tried to lift the car to pull the girl out.
Police arrived at the scene at around 6.00PM and began cordoning off the scene and taking control of the situation. All the victims were identified as Filipinos who worked in the country, as reported by Singapore's Centre for Domestic Employees, in a Facebook post that night itself.
The driver has been apprehended, and is purportedly a 64-year-old male driver who is affiliated with e-hailing service, Grab. He has been taken into custody on grounds of dangerous driving that has resulted in death(s). Whether the driver was drunk or under the influence of drugs has yet to be reported. It was only known that he was making a U-turn before the incident happened.
Our condolences go out to the victims families, and with the New Year coming up we wish everyone to be wary and to drive / travel safely. 🙏🏻
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