Cab mounts kerb, crashes into power box in Bukit Merah

The cab crashed into the power box on Dec 11, 2017. Debris from the accident, along with oil spillage, caused traffic congestion for more than three hours.
The cab crashed into the power box on Dec 11, 2017. Debris from the accident, along with oil spillage, caused traffic congestion for more than three hours.PHOTO: YEN SEE
The crash occurred around 10.15am, and clean-up operations were completed only around 2pm, said eyewitness Gary Haris.
The crash occurred around 10.15am, and clean-up operations were completed only around 2pm, said eyewitness Gary Haris.PHOTO: GARY HARIS

SINGAPORE - A taxi mounted the kerb at a junction in Bukit Merah and crashed into a power box on Monday morning (Dec 11).

Straits Times reader Gary Haris said he saw a CityCab taxi that had crashed into a power supply box at the junction of Hoy Fatt Road and Jalan Rumah Tinggi.

Mr Haris, 43, told ST that the crash left debris strewn on Jalan Rumah Tinggi. There was also oil on the road, which the Singapore Civil Defence Force was cleaning up when he was there from 1pm to 2pm.

The accident caused traffic congestion for up to 40 minutes, said the senior business development manager in the security industry.

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to the accident at that location at 10.15am.

No injuries were reported and investigations are ongoing.

Ms Tammy Tan, group corporate communications officer for ComfortDelGro, CityCab's parent company, said it is in touch with the cabby, who was not hurt in the incident.

"We are also relieved that there were no passengers on board at the point of the incident, and no one else was injured," said Ms Tan. "Meanwhile, we are assisting the police in their investigations."