Bus crashes into roof of taxi stand at Bukit Gombak

The roof of the taxi stand crashed into the top deck of the bus near Bukit Gombak MRT Station on Dec 9, 2017.
The roof of the taxi stand crashed into the top deck of the bus near Bukit Gombak MRT Station on Dec 9, 2017.PHOTO: MOHAMAD

SINGAPORE - A bus crashed into the roof of a taxi stand at Bukit Gombak MRT Station on Saturday morning (Dec 9).

Photos sent in by a reader of The Straits Times show the top of the shelter lodged into the top deck of a green double-decker SMRT bus.

The ST reader, who gave his name only as Mr Mohamad said he saw the top of the shelter bent inwards around 7.20am when he passed by.

"I don't know if anyone was injured but there was an ambulance at the scene," the 31-year-old driving instructor told ST.

When contacted, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said it dispatched an ambulance but no one was taken to hospital.


The tip of the roof had buckled in from the impact. PHOTO: MOHAMAD

ST understands that there were about 10 people on the bus at the time. No major injuries were reported.

Mr Patrick Nathan, SMRT's vice-president of corporate communications, said SMRT was sorry for the incident and is in touch with the affected passengers.

"We are also assisting the police with their investigations," he said. "We would like to assure all our commuters that their safety remains our top priority."

The police said they were alerted to the accident along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, towards Brickland Road, at 6.51am.

No injuries were reported and police investigations are ongoing.