Singapore

7 hurt in 4-car crash after chase in Bedok

A chase involving an errant driver and a police car resulted in a serious accident at the junction of Bedok Reservoir Road and Eunos Link early yesterday morning.

Seven people were injured in the accident, which involved two taxis, the police car, and the white saloon car that was being pursued.

The police confirmed that an operation was conducted along Still Road South yesterday morning, The Straits Times reported.

"A 27-year-old male driver refused to comply with the officer's instruction at the road block and sped off," a police spokesman was quoted as saying. The accident occurred just before 4.15am, he said.

The male car driver and his passenger, three Traffic Police officers, and a taxi driver and his passenger were injured and taken to the hospital.

The male driver and his passenger were later arrested for traffic and drug-related offences.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said a fire engine, a red rhino, two support vehicles and four ambulances were sent to the scene.

The male driver trapped inside the saloon car was rescued by SCDF personnel within 15 minutes using hydraulic rescue equipment.

A Facebook video by user Jason Goh showed police cars at the scene, with several lanes closed to traffic. The post said a Traffic Police car was "inside the bush".

The police said that following the accident, the male driver had put up a violent struggle and assaulted a Traffic Police officer in an attempt to evade arrest.

It said his actions had endangered the lives of officers and other road users, and urged members of public to cooperate when approached by police officers.

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