Singaporean among 4 injured after car reverses into hawker stalls at popular George Town food street

A hawker looking over a char kway teow pushcart stall damaged during the accident at New Lane in George Town.
A hawker looking over a char kway teow pushcart stall damaged during the accident at New Lane in George Town. PHOTO: THE STAR

GEORGE TOWN - A Singaporean was among injured four people injured when a driver accidentally reversed her car into several hawker stalls at the popular New Lane food haunt in George Town.

Mr Chong Yi Da sustained minor injuries and received outpatient treatment at a nearby hospital, George Town district police chief Anuar Omar said in response to a query from The Straits Times on Saturday (May 20). 

He said Mr Chong was eating at one of the four pushcart stalls when the accident occurred at 6.35pm on Friday (May 19).

"Four people who were having dinner suffered light injuries," ACP Anuar told The Star earlier on Saturday.

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ACP Anuar said the case would be investigated under Section 43 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for careless driving. "We are looking for the driver," he said.

A witness cited by The Star said the female driver was involved in an accident with a van at the New Lane and Macalister Road junction, and in her panic, reversed into the stalls.

A char kway teow stall helper said he heard the screeching of tyres just before the incident.

"Before we knew it, our stall was hit and my boss had suffered injuries to his hand," he said.