Man taken to hospital after crash that lands car on grass verge

The accident left a black car stranded on a grass verge at the junction of Upper Paya Lebar Road and Lorong Ah Soo on Feb 28, 2018.
The accident left a black car stranded on a grass verge at the junction of Upper Paya Lebar Road and Lorong Ah Soo on Feb 28, 2018.PHOTO: TAN YUAN CHING DARRELL

SINGAPORE - A man was taken to hospital after a multi-vehicle crash that left a car stranded on the grass verge at a traffic junction in Paya Lebar on Wednesday night (Feb 28).

The accident, which involved five vehicles, occurred at 6.20pm at the junction of Upper Paya Lebar Road and Lorong Ah Soo.

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to an accident where a car had collided into two cars and two taxis along Upper Paya Lebar Road at 6.19pm.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident at 6.31pm and dispatched an ambulance to the scene.

The 62-year-old driver of the black car was taken unconscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital by an SCDF ambulance.

Preliminary investigations suggest that he was unwell when he was driving the car, police said. It is believed that his blood sugar level was low.

Passer-by Darrell Tan told ST that he saw traffic police interviewing two men behind a taxi.

It had been heading in the direction of Paya Lebar Road, he said.

Mr Tan, 36, a chartered accountant, took a photo that shows a black car on the grass verge next to a slip road.

After he turned left onto the slip road to Lorong Ah Soo, he saw another car that was being prepared for towing.

He did not see if anyone was injured.

ST has contacted the police for more information.