Two injured after lorry driver crashes into tree and taxi in alleged hit-and-run

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver who ploughed into a tree and a taxi along Choa Chu Kang Way is believed to have fled after the accident.

Sunday's incident left two people in the cab injured.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force, which was alerted to the incident at about 6.40pm, said a woman in her 30s and a man in his 60s suffered minor injuries. They declined to be taken to hospital.

A report in the Chinese evening newspaper Lianhe Wanbao said the lorry driver was nowhere to be found after his vehicle barrelled across the six-lane carriageway and into the taxi and tree.

The lorry had its cabin smashed in, with part of the severed tree trunk lying on top of it.