Taxi crashes into wall in Bedok North market, no injuries

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A taxi crashed into a wall at a Bedok North market and hawker centre yesterday.

The police said that they were alerted to an accident involving a taxi at Block 216 Bedok North Street 1 at about 11.50am yesterday.

No injuries were reported and police investigations are ongoing.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force paramedics assessed the taxi driver but he did not want to be taken to hospital.

The Straits Times understands that the taxi driver had reversed and hit a wall that was part of the block's market area.

The 68-year-old driver told Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao that he had wanted to brake when he accidentally stepped on the accelerator, causing the car to reverse and crash into the wall.

He then paused and changed gears to move forward, but when he stepped on the accelerator, the vehicle sped forward too fast and hit a lamp post.

The Chinese daily reported that eyewitnesses said the taxi was reversing slowly and that the wall fell apart in pieces after it was hit by the vehicle.