Singapore

Two multiple-vehicle accidents within three hours

Accident occurred near junction of high-profile Ferrari crash

A man and a woman were injured late Wednesday night in an accident in Bugis involving a bus, a taxi and two cars.

Police said they received a call at about 11.50pm alerting them to the accident, which happened at the junction of Ophir Road and Victoria Street - just one street away from where a high-profile accident involving a Ferrari occurred in 2012. 

When The New Paper arrived at the scene at about 1am yesterday, only three of the vehicles were at the accident site.

An SMRT taxi was seen front bumper to front bumper with an SBS bus close to the pedestrian crossing next to Golden Landmark Shopping Complex.

TNP understands that the bus, which was on the second lane of the three-lane road, had been stationary at the traffic light when the accident happened.

The right side of the taxi's boot was dented and its front was badly damaged. A black Audi was in the middle of the junction, its front also mangled.

Debris was strewn all over the road and a puddle that had formed near the engine compartment of the Audi smelled strongly of petrol.

CONSCIOUS

According to the police, a male taxi driver and a female passenger, both 52, were conscious when they were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).

It is not known which vehicle the woman was in.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) sent an ambulance, a fire engine, a Red Rhino and a support vehicle to the scene.

An SCDF spokesman said the man suffered abrasions on his arm and complained of discomfort in his neck, while the woman complained of pain in her right arm and leg.

Another accident involving multiple vehicles also took place on the Central Expressway (CTE) in the wee hours of yesterday morning.

Police said they were alerted to the accident along the CTE towards the city, near the Braddell Road exit at about 2.30am yesterday.

It involved a car and two taxis.

SCDF sent an ambulance to the scene and police said the car's passenger, a 21-year-old man, was taken to TTSH.

TNP understands that he was conscious and his injuries were not life threatening.

No one was arrested in relation to both accidents and investigations are ongoing.

OTHER VICTORIA STREET ACCIDENTS

SEPT 28, 2014

A 53-year-old man was killed when he was run over by a taxi after he lay down in the middle of Victoria Street.

The taxi, which was heading in the direction of Kallang Road, hit the man and dragged his body for about 20m before stopping near the traffic junction at Jalan Sultan.

The driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act shortly after the accident, which occurred at about 3.15am.

JULY 18, 2014

An elderly cyclist was killed after he was run over by a truck at the junction of Middle Road and Victoria Street, near the National Library, at about 7.15pm.

The truck driver was arrested for causing death by a rash act.

JAN 17, 2013

Four people were injured after a taxi collided head-on with a van at the junction of Victoria Street and Rochor Road. The accident caused the front of the van to burst into flames.

The two drivers and their passengers suffered slight injuries.


MAY 26, 2012

A Lexus beat the red light at the junction of Victoria Street and Rochor Road, hitting a taxi and two other cars.

The passenger in the taxi was taken to hospital for outpatient treatment.

The driver was arrested for drink driving and dangerous driving.

MAY 12, 2012

Three people were killed and two others injured when a Ferrari beat a red light at the junction of Victoria Street and Rochor Road, and rammed into a taxi.

The Ferrari driver died on the spot. He had been speeding at 178kmh when he crashed into the taxi. The taxi driver and his passenger were also killed.

The crash also injured the passenger in the Ferrari, and a passing motorcyclist.

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