Female pedestrian injured in accident involving lorry, taxi and four parked cars

A lorry crashed into four parked cars at Boon Keng Road carpark on June 13, 2016.
A lorry crashed into four parked cars at Boon Keng Road carpark on June 13, 2016.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
The driver may have lost control of the vehicle after hitting a taxi earlier.
The driver may have lost control of the vehicle after hitting a taxi earlier.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
A female pedestrian was knocked down by the taxi after it hit the lorry.
A female pedestrian was knocked down by the taxi after it hit the lorry.SCREENGRAB: VIDEO FROM READER

SINGAPORE - A female pedestrian was seriously injured in a series of accidents involving a lorry, a taxi and four parked cars.

The accidents happened around 7.15am on Monday (June 13) near the junction of Serangoon Road, Towner Road and Boon Keng Road, police said.

They were sparked off after a lorry and a taxi crashed on Serangoon Road and both drivers lost control of their vehicles, The Straits Times understands.

The taxi hit a female pedestrian in her 20s, possibly while swerving to avoid the lorry. She was waiting to cross the road, an eyewitness told Shin Min Daily News.

The lorry crossed a pedestrian walkway and grass strip, then charged into an open-air carpark at Block 22, Boon Keng Road.

It rammed into a row of four parked cars. While it hit the boot of just one of the cars, the impact caused a domino effect, resulting in four cars being damaged.

The taxi driver and the pedestrian were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The female pedestrian had head injuries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said.

The lorry driver has been arrested. The Straits Times understands that he is suspected of drink driving.