15 Dec '11, 11pm

Elderly woman, said to collect scrap paper for a living, dies after she was hit by a ComfortDelGro taxi

Elderly woman, said to collect scrap paper for a living, dies after she was hit by a ComfortDelGro taxi

Police at the accident scene yesterday. The impact of the accident left the ComfortDelgro taxi (front) with a cracked windscreen and dents on its bonnet. -- PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS An elderly woman died after she was hit by a taxi in Serangoon Road on Thursday morning. The woman, believed to be in her 60s or 70s, was crossing the road near a taxi stand outside Boon Keng MRT station when the accident occurred at around 5.25am. She was hit by a ComfortDelgro taxi and flung some distance down the road. It is believed she died instantly. The impact left the taxi with a cracked windscreen and dents on its bonnet. It is not known how fast the taxi was going, but the driver had tried to avoid hitting her by swerving, Shin Min Daily News reported.

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