3 hurt in 3-vehicle accident in Pasir Ris

A lorry, a car and a taxi were involved in an accident along Pasir Ris Drive 4 on Tuesday (March 7) morning. The taxi leaked transmission fluid after the accident, which was mistaken by some to be blood.
A lorry, a car and a taxi were involved in an accident along Pasir Ris Drive 4 on Tuesday (March 7) morning. The taxi leaked transmission fluid after the accident, which was mistaken by some to be blood.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - An accident involving a car, a lorry and a taxi at the junction of Pasir Ris Drive 4 and Pasir Ris Street 41 on Tuesday (March 7) morning left three people injured.

Among the victims was a two-year-boy who was with his mother in the taxi. His mother was unhurt.

The other two victims were the cab driver, a 61-year-old woman, and the 49-year-old male car driver, a police spokesman told The Straits Times.

All three suffered minor injuries and were taken to Changi General Hospital.

Photos taken by an eyewitness showed an SMRT taxi - with its front portion badly mangled - lodged between a traffic light and a lamp post on the pavement. A lorry and a silver sedan were also seen nearby.

The Straits Times understands that the initial collision involved the car and the taxi, which then crashed into the lorry.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said it was alerted to the accident at around 10.10am and dispatched two ambulances.

Police investigations are ongoing.