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Tipper truck crashes into SBS bus in Tampines

Published on Jul 4, 2013 6:58 AM
The tipper truck hit the passing bus when it was backing out of a construction site onto Tampines Avenue 9. Some passengers suffered cuts when glass pieces hit them. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF NICHOLAS MATTHEW CHIA

A COLLISION between a tipper truck and an SBS Transit bus in Tampines yesterday afternoon tore out the back door of the bus and shattered many of its windows, causing injury to some passengers.

The incident happened at about 3.45pm, when service 27 was on Tampines Avenue 9, heading towards Hougang.

As it passed the construction site of The Tampines Trilliant condominium, it was hit by a tipper truck which was reversing onto the main road.

Real estate agent Nicholas Matthew Chia, who was sitting on the damaged side of the bus, said the rear of the truck backed into the exit doors of the bus and began slicing through its windows, raining shattered glass on the passengers.

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