Car crashes into roadside barrier

The driver of this car, reportedly a private-hire driver, escaped serious injury despite the damage to the car, which ended up between a roadside barrier and a walkway railing. Bystanders helped pull him out.
The driver of this car, reportedly a private-hire driver, escaped serious injury despite the damage to the car, which ended up between a roadside barrier and a walkway railing. Bystanders helped pull him out.PHOTO: SINGAPORE TAXI DRIVER/FACEBOOK

A 38-year-old man lost control of his car and ended up virtually stuck between a rock and a hard place in Edgefield Plains in Punggol at about 2am yesterday.

Photos from Facebook page Singapore Taxi Driver showed the badly damaged car wedged between a concrete roadside barrier and the walkway railing.

The trail of damage left by the car also included a nearby "Stop" sign, which was uprooted.

The man, reportedly a private-hire driver, escaped serious injury, and was quickly pulled out of the vehicle by members of the public.

An eyewitness told Shin Min Daily News: "The driver did not appear to have any wounds, but he did look terrified."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that the man was admitted to Changi General Hospital.

Police said that investigations are ongoing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 03, 2017, with the headline 'Car crashes into roadside barrier'. Print Edition | Subscribe