Six-vehicle crash at Woodlands Checkpoint

The scene of the multiple-vehicle accident at Woodlands Checkpoint early yesterday morning. A woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s were taken to hospital following the crash.
The scene of the multiple-vehicle accident at Woodlands Checkpoint early yesterday morning. A woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s were taken to hospital following the crash.PHOTO: MALAYSIA TODAY/FACEBOOK

Five cars - understood to be Singapore vehicles - and a Malaysia-registered bus were involved in an accident at the Woodlands Checkpoint yesterday morning.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the accident at 4.30am, it said.

A woman in her 60s and a man in his 50s were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. A teenage couple declined to be taken to hospital.

Photos posted on Malaysian Facebook pages showed that at least one car was badly damaged.

A blue bus with a Malaysian licence plate had ended up on a kerb.

The Straits Times understands that the bus driver claimed that his brake malfunctioned, leading to the crash.

There were more than 10 passengers on the bus but they were unhurt.

The SCDF sent two ambulances to the scene. Police investigations are ongoing.

Chew Hui Min

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 03, 2017, with the headline 'Six-vehicle crash at Woodlands Checkpoint'. Print Edition | Subscribe