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Two multiple-vehicle accidents within three hours

Accident occurred near junction of high-profile Ferrari crash

AFTERMATH: When The New Paper arrived at the scene at about 1am yesterday, only three of the vehicles were at the accident site - a black Audi, an SMRT taxi and an SBS bus.

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.


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.


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Man fined $1,000 for fighting with love rival

Chinese national fined $1,000 for fighting with girlfriend's ex at fast-food restaurant

In front of horrified diners, two Chinese nationals fought violently over a woman at a fast-food restaurant outlet at Sun Plaza shopping mall.

Yesterday, one of them, Ding Zhi gang, 27, was fined $1,000 after pleading guilty to one count of disturbing public peace.

The case involving his love rival, food processing worker Wang Yungang, 36, is still pending.

The court heard that Ding's girlfriend, who was not named in court papers, used to be in a relationship with Wang.

The two men had agreed to meet to discuss matters involving her.

The woman was also present when the men met at the fast-food restaurant in the Sembawang mall at around 9.30pm on June 9.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Soh Weiqi said the meeting did not go well and Wang splashed a cup of Coke on Ding's face.

Ding, who was a supervisor in a food manufacturing company, then punched Wang's face.

Wang retaliated by swinging a chair at the younger man, hitting his forehead.

The confrontation heated up and both men ended up on the floor.

Wang also bit Ding's ear during the scuffle, said DPP Soh.

The women tried to separate the two men but the fight stopped only after a diner from another restaurant nearby heard the commotion and came over to pull them apart.


Both Chinese nationals were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where Ding was found to be suffering from cuts to his forehead and right ear. He also had some bruising on his chest.

Wang suffered mild facial bruising, scratch marks on his stomach and tenderness on his neck and left upper calf.

In mitigation, Ding, who was not represented by a lawyer, told District Judge Shaiffudin Saruwan that he enjoys working in Singapore.

Pleading for leniency, he assured the court he would not re-offend.

For disturbing the public peace, he could have been jailed for up to a year and fined up to $5,000.

Woman, 66, dies after falling in bus

The woman who was declared brain dead after falling inside a bus died yesterday (sept 3).

Madam Tan Ah Tit, 66, a coffee shop assistant, was on her way home on SBS Transit service 109 on Saturday when it suddenly braked along Sengkang East Road at about 4pm.

The bus driver had been trying to avoid colliding with a car.

Madam Tan lost her balance, hit her head and fell unconscious.

She was rushed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where she underwent surgery, but was later pronounced brain dead.

A police spokesman told The New Paper that she died yesterday.

Read the full report in our print edition on Sept 4.

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