02 Jan '18, 12am

Worker killed in road accident was a good Samaritan

The road had been relatively smooth for Indian construction worker Selvam Veeraiyah, 33. Having come to Singapore seven years ago, he managed to make enough money to send home $2,000 every month, and even paid for the education of three children from his village in the Pudukkottai district in Tamil Nadu. Six months ago, he got married to his sweetheart. But the road came to an end for him on Dec 22, when he was killed while repairing a pothole on the three-lane West Coast Highway. That evening, he was hit by a truck while clearing safety cones in the middle lane and getting ready to return to his company's lorry. The lorry and another truck were stationary at that time, but a third vehicle, another lorry, crashed into the truck which surged forward and hit Mr Selvem. He was pronounced dead on the spot. The driver of the third vehicle, a 51-year-old man, was taken to hospit...

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