Last week alone, The New Paper reported two other accidents involving cyclists, one of which was fatal.
A 65-year-old cyclist was pronounced dead on Friday after colliding with a car on his way towards Woodlands.
A Straits Times report in June noted that more than 10 cyclists have been killed in traffic accidents so far this year. Since 2009, about 16 riders die each year here.
Mr Stephen Choy, 47, and his wife were on the way to Changi Village for breakfast when they passed the accident site in their car.
He saw a lime-green helmet on the concrete.
"I thought since the helmet was intact, perhaps the guy had a chance at survival," he said.
An avid cyclist who also rides with Team Cychos, Mr Choy was saddened but did not know at that time that one of his closest cycling mates was involved in the crash.
"Freddy's helmet was usually red and white," he said sadly.
He was also a family man, said Mr Choy, who works in advertising.
"He used to start riding only at about 7 in the morning and did shorter rides so he wouldn't be too tired and could spend time with his son."
Mr Warren Lim, 37, who is in public relations, told TNPS that Mr Khoo was "always in for a good laugh" and had many friends.
According to the police, the 30-year-old lorry driver has been arrested and is assisting in their investigations.
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