13 injured in accident involving bus and taxi along Upper Serangoon Road

Thirteen people were injured after an accident between a bus and a taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Monday night. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Thirteen people were injured after an accident between a bus and a taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Monday night. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Thirteen people were injured after an accident between a bus and a taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Monday night. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Thirteen people were injured after an accident between a bus and a taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Monday night. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Thirteen people were injured after an accident between a bus and a taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Monday night. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
Thirteen people were injured after an accident between a bus and a taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Monday night. -- ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

SINGAPORE - Thirteen people were injured after an accident between a bus and a taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Monday night.

Police said they received a call at about 7.30pm informing them of the accident along Upper Serangoon Road. The 13 people were believed to have been taken to Changi General Hospital, KK Women's and Children's Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The Straits Times understands that at least one of them had a neck brace on and was on a stretcher, and that the taxi driver had been taken to hospital.

When The Straits Times arrived at the scene, the area around the bus had been cordoned off, and it appeared that the SBS Transit bus had hit the back of a Comfort Delgro taxi.

The front of the bus was badly dented and its wind shield was cracked. The back of the taxi was badly damaged and its window was shattered.

The SCDF said it had dispatched a fire engine and four ambulances to the scene at 1033, Upper Serangoon Road. No one was trapped in the accident, added the spokesman.

Mr Jack Queck, who lives in the HDB block opposite the accident site, said that he heard someone scream, and loud "bang" sound at around 7.30pm while he was watching television.

The 35-year-old jackpot administrator who lives at Hougang Street 31 added: "I rushed out, and an ambulance arrived soon afterwards."

Police are investigating.