iPhone cable gets caught in steering wheel, causing 4-car accident at Pasir Ris, says driver

An accident involving three cars and a taxi at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.
An accident involving three cars and a taxi at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
An accident involving three cars and a taxi at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.
An accident involving three cars and a taxi at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
An accident involving three cars and a taxi at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.
An accident involving three cars and a taxi at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Metal rod from the railing stuck in one of the cars in an accident at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.
Metal rod from the railing stuck in one of the cars in an accident at Pasir Ris Drive 1 on Nov 4, 2016.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A driver lost control of his car and caused damage to three other cars at Pasir Ris on Friday (Nov 4) He said it was all because of his handphone cable.

There were no reported injuries in the accident.

Police said they were alerted to the accident at Pasir Ris Drive 1 towards Pasir Ris Drive 12, involving three cars and one taxi, at 9.27am.

Mr Yeo, who was one of the drivers in the crash, told Shin Min Daily News that his iPhone charging cable was tangled in the steering wheel and causing it to jam. As a result, he lost control of the car, the Chinese evening daily reported.

However, a video obtained by Lianhe Zaobao showed that Mr Yeo's car was attempting to overtake a van using a bus bay just before the crash.

His car shot to the right lane and collided into another vehicle, before sending both into the centre divider and dislodging some metal rods.

One of the rods from the road divider flew into the road opposite and jabbed the bonnet of a third car, driven by private hire car driver Mr Goh.

A taxi was also hit by a dislodged metal rod.

Mr Goh told The Straits Times that the taxi had pulled over to pick up a passenger, and he overtook it.

The rod then came flying over, and missed him by less than a metre. He jammed his brakes when he saw it.

"Everything was so sudden. If I was going faster, the rod would have hit me," the 26-year-old told The Straits Times.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) sent two fire bikes and an ambulance to the scene.

There were no reported injuries, SCDF said.

Police investigations are ongoing.