About a dozen people lift car outside Parliament House to help accident victims

A picture circulating on social media showed more than a dozen people helping to lift the car on Nov 14, 2021. PHOTO: SOCIAL MEDIA

SINGAPORE - An accident in front of Parliament House on Sunday morning (Nov 14) resulted in five people being taken to hospital.

The accident involved a blue Honda and a black BMW at the junction of North Bridge Road and Parliament Place at around 8.15am.

Photos of the incident circulating on WhatsApp showed about a dozen people lifting the blue Honda, while others tended to those who were lying on the road and appeared to be injured.

A spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force said it took five people to Singapore General Hospital.

A police spokesman said the five injured were the two male drivers aged 51 and 59, and three passengers aged between 28 and 61.

All of them were conscious when they were taken to the hospital.

Checks by The Straits Times showed that the blue Honda is registered as a private hire vehicle.

A video of the crash taken from the camera of another car was shared on the Facebook page of Roads.sg on Monday (Nov 15).

The car that provided the footage had stopped at the red light along High Street as the Honda went past it from the right side.

The footage shows the BMW, which was travelling on North Bridge Road, crashing into the left side of the Honda in the middle of the junction.

The Honda tumbled from the impact, and a person could be seen falling out of its window onto the road.

As the person lay on the ground, the Honda appeared to roll on its roof on top of the person.

Screams were heard as people rushed forward to try and lift the car.

Photos of the aftermath showed the left side of the Honda was badly damaged, while the BMW appeared to be damaged at its front.

Investigations are ongoing.

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