The cyclist was later identified as 47-year-old Wong Lai Cheng, who was a dormitory administrator at Nanyang Technological University, had been on her way home when the accident happened on Thursday evening.
The private bus driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act - an offence which carries a maximum penalty of two years, a fine or both.
While most netizens accused the private bus driver, some have pointed finger to the brake system. "It's quite obvious that the braking system having problem" wrote one such netizen. "It's not about moving at 50 or 70 or what so ever. If you got no brakes. You move at 10km/h also can kill dozens. If the driver did a hard turn to avoid. The bus will flip and you won't even see this video."
The driver of the white BMW that took a direct hit from the bus also told Shin Min that the bus driver apologised to him and said his brakes were spoilt.
It was around 6 pm when the accident happened. WARNING : The first video is graphic. It is also very bad that the driver of the cars do not stop after seeing a woman lying on the road.
|The private bus has crashed into the road divider and a car before coming to a halt. The accident killed a 47 years old woman. The bus reportedly entered a slip road, swerved right, then hit the cyclist before crashing into the cars.|
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