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Woodlands tragedy: 2-year-old toddler dies in carpark accident

33-year-old driver - who is reportedly toddler's father - arrested for careless driving resulting in death

A toddler has died after an accident involving a van and three pedestrians in a carpark in Woodlands on Monday.
A toddler has died after an accident involving a van and three pedestrians in a carpark in Woodlands on Monday. (PHOTO: Facebook/SGRVigilante)

SINGAPORE— A two-year-old toddler died after a van collided with three pedestrians in a Woodlands carpark on Monday (13 March).

The Straits Times (ST) reported that the driver of the van - a 33-year-old man who is reportedly the toddler's father - has been arrested for careless driving resulting in death.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Yahoo News Singapore on Tuesday (14 March) that they were alerted at 2.40pm on Monday about the accident near Block 326 Woodlands Street 32.

People involved in accident were a family

According to Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao, the four people involved in the accident were a family, and they had eaten at a coffee shop near the accident site shortly before the accident.

The toddler had reportedly fallen out of her stroller as it slid down the driveway and was struck by the van as it was reversing out of its parking lot.

SCDF said it subsequently conveyed three persons to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. ST reported the police saying that a two-year-old girl was rushed unconscious to the hospital, where she died eventually.

The other two pedestrians, a four-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman, were taken conscious to the hospital. Investigations are undergoing.

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