Woman injured in car crash; man arrested in another traffic incident

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A woman was taken to hospital after a car she was in crashed into an eatery in Pickering Street yesterday.

The police said they were alerted to the accident at 9.42am and added that the 53-year-old woman was conscious when taken to Singapore General Hospital.

The Straits Times understands that she was a passenger in the car that crashed into Five Square, a bar at Great Eastern Centre. She suffered minor injuries.

In a video posted on Facebook, what appears to be a black Toyota mounts the kerb before crashing into the glass facade of the bar. Passers-by then rush to help the vehicle's driver and passenger.

ST understands that there is no suspicion of drink driving and that the driver had lost control of the vehicle.

Five Square said on its Facebook page a couple of hours after the accident that operations at the eatery were not affected.

"We had a small accident this morning but thank God no one was hurt... It is business as usual," it said.

Police investigations are ongoing.


In a separate incident, the police confirmed yesterday that a man who drove against the flow of traffic to overtake a lorry has been arrested for dangerous driving.

ST understands that the incident happened at Lorong Chuan at about 1pm last Friday.

In a video posted on Facebook, what appears to be a black Maserati can be seen speeding on the road towards the lorry.

The car abruptly swerves to the right, scraping the road divider and just missing the traffic light pole, before continuing to drive against the flow of traffic on the other side of the road.

It narrowly misses crashing head-first into an oncoming taxi and a car.

It then swerves back onto the correct lane before overtaking the lorry and stopping in front of it, preventing the lorry from moving forward.

The video has since gone viral after it was posted on Monday, with over 338,000 views and 4,500 shares as of 4pm yesterday.

In response to queries, the police confirmed that a report was lodged and the driver, a 49-year-old man, has been arrested. Police investigations are ongoing.