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Man killed in ECP accident was newly-wed, with child on the way

He worked as a freelance delivery rider and dreamed of starting a family with his newly-wed wife, who was due to give birth to their first child in two months' time.

But that dream was shattered when Mr Muhammad Nurhilmi, 27, was involved in an accident involving a minibus, a lorry and a motorcycle in East Coast Parkway on Wednesday.

The police said that Mr Nurhilmi was unconscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, where he subsequently died on the same day.

A 38-year-old male passenger of the minibus was arrested, and charged in court with a rash act on Friday (Nov 10).

An eyewitness told The Straits Times that the lorry driver told her that he had stopped his vehicle abruptly after the minibus in front of him had braked suddenly. The move caused Mr Nurhilmi to crash into the lorry from behind, according to the lorry driver.

Mr Nurhilmi's sister, Ms Noorashikin Atan, told ST that he was excited to start a family with his wife, 22, who is not working and expecting a baby boy in January. The couple had married and moved into a two-room rental flat in Serangoon in October.