KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 ― A Malaysian man died while two other Malaysians were hurt in an early morning accident at the Second Link towards the Tuas Checkpoint in Singapore early this morning that caused a massive traffic jam.
The Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a statement on its website that the 5.10am accident involved three motorcyclists.
“A male motorcyclist in his 50s was pronounced dead at scene by SCDF paramedics. The other injured male motorcyclist and his female pillion rider were conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital,” it said in the statement issued about 9.30am.
SCDF refers to the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
The identities of the three casualties have yet to be released. According to Singapore news portal Today, the other two Malaysians injured are both in their 30s.
The news report said it was unclear how the accident occurred, adding that investigations were ongoing.
The traffic situation returned to normal about 8.30am, the ICA added.
Thousands of Malaysians cross into Singapore daily for work and studies. However, the more popular passage is through the 1,056-metre Johor-Singapore Causeway, which opened in 1923 and was the first bridge to link the Asian peninsula to the town of Woodlands in the island of Singapore.