Tag Archives: ACCIDENT

3 EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFF HURT AS THEIR VEHICLE HIT PRIME MOVER

Three emergency staff from port operator PSA were injured when their emergency vehicle skidded on the wet road and hit a prime mover. They were responding to a call at Keppel Road when the accident happened. A man in his 30s was trapped in the emergency response vehicle, and was extricated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). He reportedly suffered serious injuries, and along with two other staff, were taken to hospital. The man was extricated using hydraulic tools, and hospital emergency workers were standing by to receive him when he was rushed to hospital.

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CARS CAUGHT FIRE IN SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT BKE

The spate of serious accidents continues to plague Singapore roads. In the latest case, 4 people were taken to hospital after two cars caught fire in a three vehicle accident long the BKE on Monday night. SCDF reported that it was alerted at 10:04 pm of the accident, and immediately dispatched rescue services. Two vehicles which caught fire were put out with compressed air foam. Two of the injured were taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital, while the other two were taken to NUH.

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MAN CRASHES CAR AT SLE, WIFE DIED AFTER BEING FLUNG OUT OF CAR

An accident involving a car on the SLE on Sunday has resulted in the death of a 38 year old woman. The car, a grey Toyota multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) which was carrying a family of five, lost control and skidded at around 1.50pm near the Tampines Expressway exit. The 37-year-old driver's eldest son, aged nine, was in the front passenger seat while his wife and two younger sons, aged three and six, were seated in the back. According to news reports, the car was rounding a bend when the driver suddenly lost control and the car skidded and hit the metal barrier by the side of the expressway. The impact shattered the MPV's right rear window, which sent his wife and youngest son flying out of the car. Paramedics pronounced the woman dead at the scene. The youngest son is understood to have suffered head and back injuries and was rushed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he is currently in stable condition. The man suffered back pain and was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. His eldest son, who had a minor head injury, and the second son - who was seated on the left rear seat and suffered abrasions - were both taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

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MALAYSIAN DRUNK DRIVER WHO KILLED CERTIS CISCO OFFICER IN ACCIDENT JAILED

A Malaysian man, Manuel Ang Boon Jiat, 29, was jailed for one and a half years and disqualified from driving here for 10 years, for driving while drunk and killing an on-duty Certis Cisco Auxiliary officer. In February this year, Ang who had 12 glasses of beer, got into his car and failed to stop near the Tuas Checkpoint, eventually killing one of three officers on duty diverting traffic there. Reports indicated that Ang, who was a salesman in Singapore, was on his way back to his home in Johor Bahru after a night of merry-making. At the same time, the officer, Lance Corporal Norman Samri, 33 and two other fellow colleagues were diverting traffic at the Tuas Checkpoint Departure Viaduct after a minor accident there around 1am on Feb 10. They were wearing yellow reflective vests with blinker lights placed on their shoulders, which can be easily seen. However, Ang failed to notice them, and failed to stop in time. He hit Lance Corporal Norman, who was standing in the centre lane of the three-lane road. He was flung upwards before landing near a concrete barrier on the extreme right lane. The other two Certis Cisco officers managed to jump out of the way.

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RED CAR FLIPS INTO DIVIDER, FLYING DEBRIS HITS TWO OTHER CARS

Another accident that continues this movie style crash happened at Buangkok on Thursday. The driver of a red car lost control of his vehicle, resulting in the crash and the vehicle overturning on the road divider, sending debris flying and striking two other cars. The accident happened at Buangkok Drive towards Buangkok East early on Thursday morning. Three people were in the car, the driver, a man in his 40s, a teenage girl and an elderly woman. Passers-by managed to pull all three out of the car. SCDF reported that all three had minor injuries, and none went to hospital. Police did not say how the accident actually took place. They are still investigating.

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ANOTHER HORRIFIC ACCIDENT IN SINGAPORE SEES A MAN TRAPPED IN HIS VAN

In a spate of horrific accidents to have occurred on Monday, another incident saw the SCDF had to cut open the driver's door of one of the accident vehicles to free the driver. In this particular accident, a trailer and van collided in Tuas, which caused the front of the van to cave in and trapped the van driver. SCDF officers were seen frantically trying to cut open the door of the van to free the trapped man. The accident, which happened at the junction of Pioneer Road and Tuas West Road, involved only the two vehicles. SCDF confirmed that a man in his 20s, who was the van driver, had multiple injuries and sent to National University Hospital.

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