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Spate of crashes

SEPT 19

Four people were taken to hospital after a car ploughed into a row of tables and chairs at the Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Porridge coffee shop at about 11pm.

The three diners - including a man in his 60s who was dragged for about 3m - and the driver were conscious when they were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

SEPT 10

A blue Suzuki Swift crashed into a crowded coffee shop in Geylang, injuring a diner and disrupting two birthday celebrations.

Cargo assistant Mohamad Faizal, 30, was flung about a metre away and injured his left knee in the accident that took place at the SN City Seafood restaurant at Geylang Lorong 7 at around 7pm that day.

AUG 21

A white lorry mounted a kerb and ended up on the walkway in front of the 99 Duck Neck restaurant between Geylang Lorong 11 and Lorong 13.

None of its customers and staff members were hurt in the incident.

But a Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman told The New Paper that a man in his 60s was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital as a precautionary measure, even though there were “no obvious injuries”. TNP understands that the man was the lorry driver.

APRIL 17

Five people were taken to the hospital after a taxi crashed into the alfresco dining area of Georges Mad Bar and Grill in Siglap.

The taxi had spun out of control after colliding with a car. It then crashed through a wall of the East Coast Road eatery. The five casualties were taken to Changi General Hospital and were discharged on the same day