Elderly pedestrian in coma after taxi and car collide

A pedestrian in his 80s is in a coma after an accident involving a car and a cab around noon on Friday. It is not clear exactly how he was injured.

Mr Tan, a 62-year-old TransCab driver, told Lianhe Wanbao that his taxi collided with a car at the junction of Lower Delta Road and Tiong Bahru Road.

The accident caused the taxi to spin out of control and hit a lamp post. The taxi's bonnet was damaged.

Mr Tan's passengers - two adults and a child - were shocked and quickly alighted from the cab, he said.

The woman who was driving the car also appeared to be in a shock.

She sustained some injuries. The impact of the crash left the front of her car badly damaged.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman told The New Paper on Sunday that the elderly pedestrian sustained head injuries and a fractured arm. He was still conscious when he was taken to the Singapore General Hospital.

TNPS understands that the man's condition later became critical and he was in a coma at press time.