SINGAPORE - A red Honda mowed through the road divider on Eunos Link on Friday (Sept 23) morning, cutting through four lanes to crash into a bus full of commuters.
No one was injured, but the car's driver, a 38-year-old man in a white T-shirt and bermudas, was seen shouting and pushing officers who had rushed to the scene.
He had to be restrained by three Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics and lay on the ground for close to half an hour as they talked to him.
An SCDF spokesman said it was alerted to the accident near the junction of Eunos Link and Ubi Avenue 2 around 7.30am and sent an ambulance to the spot.
Police said the driver was arrested for using criminal force against a public servant after being assessed by paramedics. Investigations are ongoing.
Onlookers told The Straits Times that the bus' passengers alighted and took the next service. The SBS Transit bus, which had its windscreen smashed, had been headed to Hougang. Its driver declined comment when approached.
Mr Chung Sew Meng, 42, was driving to work in Kaki Bukit when he spotted the red car moving very quickly from the opposite direction. It crashed through the road divider behind him.
"He was driving very fast. It happened within seconds... I then saw his car ram over to (one) side of the road, crashing over the barrier. I was just beside the car," said the furnishing company director. "It was quite shocking."
"Luckily, there were no (other) motorists, no motorcycles," he added.
The crash roused residents of the housing estate nearby, attracting about 30 people who went to see what happened.
Among them was Mandez Siow, 16, a secondary school student who lives in Ubi Avenue 1. Hearing a bang from his room, he stepped out to see what happened and spotted the driver walking about outside the car.
"He was walking around the place where I think he broke through the fence," said Mr Siow.
Debris, including pieces of the green fence on the divider, were left scattered across the other lanes of the road, causing a jam as vehicles slowed to pass.
Security officer Ahmad Juhari was on his way home from his night shift when he saw the accident scene from a nearby bus stop.
"The driver got violent," said the 50-year-old, who kept his distance from the vehicles. "The officers were trying to help him. It's the first time I've seen an accident where the driver gets violent with officers in uniform."
The maximum punishment for using criminal force to deter a public servant from discharging his duties is four years' jail and a fine.