5 hurt in 5-car collision
A five-car pile-up on the Central Expressway (CTE) around noon yesterday resulted in four people being taken to hospital.
The accident happened near the exit to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. Two of the cars were Comfort taxis.
Mr Teh Moi Kian, 59, the driver of one of the taxis, said he stopped on the extreme right lane as two cars in front of him had stopped suddenly.
This lead to several cars lining up behind him.
The car right behind Mr Teh's taxi was a light blue Chevrolet. Behind the Chevrolet was another Comfort taxi. It is unclear what happened next.
But two more cars collided into them, causing a domino effect ending with Mr Teh's taxi.
The two cars in front of Mr Teh were not hit and drove off, leaving the five-car pile-up behind.
At that time, both taxis had passengers. Mr Teh's passenger got into another taxi driven by Mr Teh's friend. The other taxi's passenger was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they sent two ambulances to the site, and four people were taken to Tan Tock Seng hospital.
The police confirmed that the accident affected three cars and two taxis.
Mr Teh's taxi had dents near the left rear wheel.
The light blue Chevrolet had dents at the front and the back.
The second taxi had its boot bent out of shape, and the back window shattered.
The driver of a black Nissan, who wanted to be known only as Mr Ee, said he was the fourth car in the line.
"I saw the stopped cars in front of me, and I slowed down. That was when another car knocked into mine from behind. I think I released the brake pedal when that happened," said Mr Ee.
He suffered minor injuries on his right arm, hand and leg, and was not taken to hospital.
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