Car crashes into pedestrian walkway along Tiong Bahru Road, causing tyre to dislodge; no one injured

SINGAPORE - A white Toyota Harrier crashed into a pedestrian walkway along Tiong Bahru Road on Monday (Sept 18) afternoon, causing its front tyre to dislodge. No one was injured in the incident.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted at around 5.30pm. Paramedics assessed a man at the scene but he refused to be taken to hospital.

The incident happened at the junction of Tiong Bahru Road and Lower Delta Road, in the direction of Outram Road. It was raining at the time.

Police investigations are ongoing.

A video sent by Grab driver Tee Wei Xian, 35, showed the car turning left onto Tiong Bahru Road on the other side of the road.

But it continued diagonally across the four lanes, scraping the front of a taxi, mounting the kerb and ramming into the pedestrian walkway, before bouncing to a stop.

The impact caused the car's front right tyre to dislodge and roll away.

Mr Tee had been driving a passenger from Henderson Road to Tiong Bahru Plaza.

After the accident occurred, he continued on as he had to drop his passenger.

He told The Straits Times that he could not see the driver clearly as the airbag had been deployed and obstructed his view.

"I was shocked when it happened, because it was such a big impact. From afar, the car showed no sign of stopping. I jammed on my brakes," he said.

He added that the taxi in front of him was scraped by the car.