Man hurt after crashing car into Marine Parade HDB block

The red Toyota crashed through a gap in a concrete barrier at the open-air carpark, according to a resident.
The red Toyota crashed through a gap in a concrete barrier at the open-air carpark, according to a resident.PHOTO: ST READER

A man was injured after crashing his vehicle into the exterior of a lift shaft of a Housing Board block in Marine Parade yesterday.

The Sunday Times understands that while the driver sustained minor injuries, he did not wish to be taken to the hospital.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it responded to a call at 1.25pm at Block 59 Marine Terrace. After arriving at the scene, SCDF officers assessed the situation and no one was taken to hospital, a spokesman said.

According to a resident, a red Toyota crashed through a gap in a concrete barrier at the open-air carpark.

The driver, whom the resident said looked like he was in his 60s or 70s, had blood stains on his shirt and an abrasion on his right arm.

"He looked like he was in a daze, probably in a state of shock," said the resident, who declined to be named.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Charmaine Ng

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 05, 2017, with the headline 'Man hurt after crashing car into Marine Parade HDB block'. Print Edition | Subscribe