Sunday, September 14, 2003

Alvin Boey killed - The Straits Times report

NTU undergrad out on a cycling expedition dies in road accident. By Ng Toh Heong. The Straits Times, 14 Sep 2003.

"A second-year NTU undergraduate out on a cycling expedition died after being hit by a car.

This happened just a week after police announced the number of fatal road accidents in the first half of the year rose 22 per cent compared to the same period last year.

It was along Jalan Bahar near NTU where the accident happened on a Saturday afternoon.

23-year-old Alvin Ho [actually Alvin Boey] and two other students were cycling back to the university from East Coast Park when he was hit by a car.

The impact of the collision flung him towards a bus stop and he died on the spot.

At his home on Sunday, Alvin's sister said she was too upset to speak.

Police have released the driver, a 31-year-old man, on a $10,000 bail.

He was believed to have been speeding towards the PIE at the time of accident and has been charged with performing a reckless act.

Reckless driving, police said, are the cause of most road accidents.

The driver in this instance was allegedly drunk when the accident happened."

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