Driver arrested for suspected drink driving after accident on Serangoon Road

SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old man was arrested for suspected drink driving after an accident involving a pedestrian on Tuesday morning.

Police said they were informed of an accident at Serangoon Road heading towards Upper Serangoon Road at 6.12am.

Photos from a Straits Times reader show a sedan car with a damaged bumper backed on to the curb outside Boon Keng MRT station.

A 55-year-old man, who was conscious, was taken to Tan Tock Seng hospital.

Ms Eileen Yeo, 40, who drove past the scene at about 6.45am told The Straits Times that the damage to the car was quite extensive. It had crashed into a green fence on the side of the road.

"Pieces of the green fence were scattered all over the road," the human resources manager said, adding that traffic was affected as two lanes of the road were closed.

An eye witness told Shin Min Daily News that the car crashed into the fence because it was trying to avoid the pedestrian. It is understood that many people jaywalk near the area where the accident happened, the Chinese newspaper said.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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