5 injured in accident involving 2 buses along Orchard Road

Five people were injured in an accident involving two public buses along Orchard Road near Ngee Ann City (pictured), in the direction of Bras Basah Road, on March 7, 2016.
Five people were injured in an accident involving two public buses along Orchard Road near Ngee Ann City (pictured), in the direction of Bras Basah Road, on March 7, 2016.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Five passengers were injured in an accident involving two public buses along Orchard Road on Monday (March 7).

The Straits Times understands that the accident took place near Ngee Ann City - in the direction of Bras Basah Road - at around 11.45am.

One of the buses belonged to operator SBS Transit, while the other was an SMRT bus.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman (SCDF) said a fire engine and three ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

The five injured, aged between 18 and 70, were onboard the SBS Transit bus when the accident happened.

They were conveyed conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Ms Tammy Tan, SBS Transit's senior vice-president of corporate communications, said the company had extended its assistance to the injured passengers at the hospital. 

"Our immediate priority is to ensure their well-being and to see how best we can help. All five injured passengers received outpatient treatment," Ms Tan added. 

"To the other affected commuters, we would like to apologise for the distress and inconvenience caused."

Police investigations are ongoing.