Nine people taken to hospital after crash involving taxi and two cars along Pan-Island Highway towards Tuas in Singapore


SINGAPORE, June 26 (The Straits Times/ANN): Nine people, including a 56-year-old female taxi driver, were taken to hospital on Sunday morning after a collision between three cars along the Pan-Island Highway towards of Tuas.

Police and the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the accident involving a taxi and two cars after leaving Adam Road at around 9.30am.

Injured in the accident are the female taxi driver, her two passengers, aged 43 and 63, and a 66-year-old car driver and his five passengers, aged 54 to 67, police said.

All were conscious when taken to hospital.

The SCDF said one person was taken to National University Hospital (NUH), while the other eight people were sent to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

Video posted to social media showed at least two police cars, an ambulance, a fire truck and another SCDF vehicle at the scene, which were in the vicinity of Adam Flyover.

Traffic cones were used to close the three rightmost lanes of the freeway.

Land Transport Authority alerts said there was traffic congestion up to the Stevens Road exit about 1km away and warned motorists in the area to avoid lanes 1, 2 and 3.

Debris from the crash is visible strewn across the road.

Police investigations are ongoing. – The Straits Times/ANN


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