4 injured in accident on Toa Payoh North flyover

The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover.
The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover.
The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover. ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover.
The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover.
The accident involved a van and a taxi, and clogged up traffic on both lanes of the flyover.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
A motorist reacting to the stalled traffic on the flyover.
A motorist reacting to the stalled traffic on the flyover.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
Passengers alighting from buses stuck in the traffic jam.
Passengers alighting from buses stuck in the traffic jam.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The accident appeared to involve a van and a taxi.
The accident appeared to involve a van and a taxi. PHOTO: JASMINE SH/FACEBOOK
The accident, which occurred near the junction of Toa Payoh Lorong 6, clogged up traffic along Braddell Road.
The accident, which occurred near the junction of Toa Payoh Lorong 6, clogged up traffic along Braddell Road.PHOTO: LORNIE LIM

SINGAPORE - Four people were injured in an accident involving a taxi and a van on the Toa Payoh North flyover on Tuesday (Sept 20) morning.

The accident, which occurred near Toa Payoh Lorong 6, clogged up traffic along Braddell Road and on the flyover. 

Several roads leading to Toa Payoh were also closed temporarily by the Traffic Police as the accident vehicles blocked the flyover in both directions.

According to an eyewitness, passengers were told to alight from buses caught in the jam. 

Primary school teacher Wendy Gao, 28, was aboard a bus on the way to work when it changed route due to the road closures. 

"It's my first time being stuck in a situation like this. I think it was smart of the driver to change the route to avoid the flyover," she said. 

"I use apps to check bus arrival times and they're sometimes inaccurate. Would be good if alerts about such jams or route diversions could be sent out."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted at 8.15am and dispatched two ambulances to the scene. 

Of the four victims taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, two sustained minor injuries. The other two - a woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s - suffered abrasions and complained of facial and chest pains. 

The Straits Times understands that three of the victims were the taxi driver and his two passengers. 

Facebook user Jasmine Sh posted a photo of the accident at 8.24am, showing a badly damaged blue ComfortDelGro taxi.

The Land Transport Authority tweeted about the accident at 9.27am. 

A police spokesman said police investigations are ongoing.