Car nearly falls into basement after crashing into railing at Bukit Batok

An SUV hung over a the basement of a building after it crashed into a railing on Bukit Batok Street 23.
An SUV hung over a the basement of a building after it crashed into a railing on Bukit Batok Street 23.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO READER
An SUV nearly fell four metres into the basement of a building after it crashed into a railing on Bukit Batok Street 23.
An SUV nearly fell four metres into the basement of a building after it crashed into a railing on Bukit Batok Street 23.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO READER

SINGAPORE - An SUV nearly fell four metres into the basement of a building after it crashed into a railing on Bukit Batok Street 23.

The accident happened at about 1.15pm on Friday at Midview Building.

Mr Hiew Zhi Sheng, 27, told The Straits Times he was turning into the building when a pick-up truck struck him from behind.

The black car, which he had rented, shot forward onto the pavement and hit the railing surrounding a 4m drop into the building's basement.

Part of the car went over the edge and its front left wheel was hanging precariously in midair.

Mr Hiew said that the car was tilted forward but did not feel like it was falling.

After a few moments of disorientation, he stepped out of the vehicle by himself. 

Mr Hiew, who was alone, suffered minor injuries to his hand, knees, neck and lower back, he said.

The damage to the car, however, was serious. There was a large dent at the back, the rear windscreen was shattered, and some of the electronics were damaged causing the brake to jam.

This made it difficult for the car to be towed back to the road. The wheel became stuck at the railing, causing more damage to the tyres and undercarriage, Mr Hiew said