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13 injured in Mount Alvernia shuttle bus accident on Braddell Road

The aftermath of a bus accident along Braddell Road on Wednesday (Jul 26). (Photo: Natasha Razak) SINGAPORE: Thirteen people were injured in an accident along Braddell Road on Wednesday (Jul 26) afternoon, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Authorities were alerted to the incident, which involved a minibus, at about 12pm and sent two fire engines, four ambulances and two support vehicles to the scene. Channel NewsAsia understands that the bus, which was operating a regular shuttle service provided by Mount Alvernia Hospital, crashed into a bus stop. iLTARead More


5 vehicles collide after minibus driver ‘has a stroke’, 12 taken to hospital

SINGAPORE – Twelve people were taken to hospital after an accident involving five vehicles in Pasir Ris on Friday (July 14) evening. The police told The Straits Times on Saturday that they were alerted to the accident, which involved three minibuses, a van and a car, along Loyang Avenue at 5.12pm. “Twelve casualties aged between 28 and 64 were taken conscious to Changi General Hospital,” said the police spokesman. ST understands that the driver of one of the minibuses is believed to have had a stroke. The hospital was onRead More


Man killed in Uber accident along Xilin Ave, driver arrested

SINGAPORE: A 31-year-old man was killed when an Uber car skidded and crashed into a tree along Xilin Avenue early on Sunday morning (Jul 9). Police said they were alerted to the accident, which took place on the slip road to the East Coast Parkway towards Marina Coastal Expressway, at about 7.30am. The victim, who was a passenger in the car, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene, police said. The 22-year-old driver has been arrested. Police investigations are ongoing. Channel NewsAsia has reached out to Uber for comment.Read More


Overturned trailer causes closure of Keppel Road after Kampong Bahru Road

SINGAPORE – A stretch of Keppel Road has been closed after a trailer overturned on Wednesday (June 7) morning. The Land Transport Authority said in a tweet at 10.40am that Keppel Road was closed after Kampong Bahru Road due to the accident. A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman told The Straits Times it was alerted at about 6.50am and dispatched two fire engines, two fire bikes and an ambulance. The driver was not trapped and he refused to be taken to hospital, the spokesman added. When The Straits Times arrivedRead More


Taxi hits divider, collides with 2 other cars against traffic at Ang Mo Kio

SINGAPORE – A taxi collided with two other cars after reportedly driving into the road divider at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 on Tuesday (May 2) morning, and three people were taken to hospital. The police told The Straits Times on Tuesday that they were alerted to an accident involving three vehicles along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, towards Hougang Avenue 2, at 7.36am. A Transcab taxi lost control and hit the road divider, before lurching in the opposite direction and colliding with two cars, Lianhe Wanbao said in aRead More


Singapore-registered cargo ship crashes into riverside houses in Thailand, no casualty reported

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A Singapore-registered cargo ship lost control and crashed into four riverside houses in Samut Prakan on Wednesday (April 5), police said. Two of the houses were severely damaged but nobody was injured or killed in the incident, which happened shortly after 8am local time in Phra Padaeng district. The 50-year-old Vietnamese captain of the 78m-long ship, the Star 62, told investigators that the engine stopped working after a power outage, which caused him to lose control of the rudder while at a bend inRead More


Singapore Driver crashes car into railtracks.

Singapore car crashed onto Causeway railway tracks; train service between Singapore and Malaysia disrupted for an hour. SINGAPORE – A Singapore-registered car crashed onto the railway tracks on the Causeway on Monday (June 6) morning, causing delays to the train service. The accident happened at 4.40am. “The 39-year-old male Singaporean driver is currently assisting the Malaysian authorities in their investigation,” said Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), in response to queries. The Straits Times understands that the accident happened across the border in Malaysia. The car was on its wayRead More