Accident between car and taxi at Upper Changi Road junction sends 3 to hospital


SINGAPORE - An accident between a car and a taxi at the junction of Upper Changi Road and Bedok North Avenue 4 saw three people taken to hospital on Tuesday morning (Nov 21).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told The Straits Times that it was alerted to the accident at about 8.05am.

According to the police, three people were taken conscious to Changi General Hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The Straits Times understands that the driver of the car was a woman in her 40s, and her 17-year-old son was the only passenger.

They were travelling along Upper Changi Road toward Simei Avenue when the taxi collided into their vehicle from the right side.

A video sent in by an ST reader showed a dark coloured car in the middle of the junction, with a yellow ComfortDelgro taxi perpendicular to it.

 Ms Tammy Tan, ComfortDelGro's group corporate communications officer, told ST that the well-being of the cabby and the driver and passenger of the other vehicle were of key concern to the taxi company.

"We are already in touch with our cabby and trying to make contact with the occupants of the other vehicle," she said. "We are also assisting the police in their investigations."