Minibus hit by car, both vehicles crash into bus stop along Commonwealth Avenue West

The car and minibus crashed into a bus stop opposite Singapore Polytechnic before 8.30am on Sept 27, 2016.
The car and minibus crashed into a bus stop opposite Singapore Polytechnic before 8.30am on Sept 27, 2016.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A car struck a minibus while changing lanes along Commonwealth Avenue West on Tuesday (Sept 27) morning, sending both vehicles careening into a bus stop, Shin Min Daily News reported.

The accident occurred opposite Singapore Polytechnic before 8.30am. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that it dispatched a fire engine, one Red Rhino, two fire bikes and two ambulances.

Eleven people, aged between 27 and 57, were taken conscious to the National University Hospital (NUH). One was a passenger in the car, and the other 10 were SIA-Minds Employment Development Centre (SMEDC) clients travelling in the van.

Mr Keh Eng Song, chief executive of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (Minds), told The Straits Times that its clients were on the way to SMEDC in Margaret Drive when the accident occurred.

Two Minds staff members were sent to the scene to help them, and all 10 Minds clients were discharged from NUH by 12.30pm the same day.

"All 10 clients were fine and able to resume their daily tasks as usual," said Mr Keh.

Police investigations are ongoing.