A 19-year-old university student has died after a car collided with the taxi that she was in on Thursday evening (April 19).
The National University of Singapore (NUS) student was in a taxi with three other friends when the accident occured at around 7.30pm.
The taxi was making a right turn at the Clementi Road junction when a car, who was going straight, smashed into the left side of his vehicle. The impact sent both cars spinning out of control.
In the impact, the deceased was flung halfway out of the vehicle. Another male passenger, a 22-year-old NUS student, had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) using hydraulic tools.
The four students and two drivers were all taken to National University Hospital (NUH). However, the woman succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
In a statement by NUS, the school confirmed the accident and the death of one of their students. Another student was seriously injured with the remaining two in stable conditions.
The statement added:
The university is deeply saddened by the accident. University staff and counsellors are in touch with the family and friends of the four students involved to provide support and assistance. Our thoughts are with them during this difficult time
A video of the accident was put up on Facebook page Roads.sg on Friday morning and has since been viewed over 61,000 times.
Police investigations are ongoing.
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