Girl, 3, hurt after cab crashes into pillar

According to the mother of the injured girl, the cab they were in mounted a kerb before it accelerated towards a pillar and crashed into it. The accident at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 took place on Sunday morning just after the mother and child got into
According to the mother of the injured girl, the cab they were in mounted a kerb before it accelerated towards a pillar and crashed into it. The accident at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 took place on Sunday morning just after the mother and child got into the cab.PHOTO: SG ROAD VIGILANTE

A three-year-old girl was injured on Sunday morning after the taxi she and her mother were in "accelerated" into a pillar.

The accident happened at Block 818C Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1 just after the two passengers got into the cab at about 8.20am.

The girl's 30-year-old mother told Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao: "I put on the seat belt and placed my daughter on my lap. The taxi mounted a kerb just as the cabby started driving, but I did not really pay attention to it.

"The next thing I knew, the cab was accelerating towards a pillar and crashed into it with great force. My daughter fell off my lap and cried."

She told Wanbao that passers-by called an ambulance. Her daughter was taken to National University Hospital where minor injuries near her eyes were treated.

Police are investigating.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 28, 2020, with the headline 'Girl, 3, hurt after cab crashes into pillar'. Subscribe