Man trapped in car after accident in Kovan

SCDF officers working to free the trapped man. VIDEO: CHAN FENG LI
The 56-year-old man was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The 56-year-old man was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

SINGAPORE - A 56-year-old man was trapped in his car after a collision with another vehicle in Kovan on Tuesday (March 21) morning.

The Straits Times understands that the man was turning left at the junction of Aroozoo Avenue and Charlton Road at 8.15am when he collided with another car that was going straight.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told ST that it dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, a fire bike, two ambulances and a support vehicle to the scene.

The man was trapped in his vehicle, which is shown in photos to be lying on its side. He was subsequently extricated by SCDF and taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.


The 56-year-old man was extricated from his vehicle and taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. PHOTO: CHAN FENG LI

Madam Chan Feng Li, 64, a resident at Charlton Road, told ST that she heard the two cars collide.

"The black car was hit by the other car and ended up flipped on its side," she said.

According to her, the driver was conscious and could walk, and had some minor cuts.

However, ST understands that his injuries are severe.

Police investigations are ongoing.