Taxi rams into ground-floor unit in Commonwealth Avenue

Shin Min reported that the distance between the carpark and the house was about 20m.VIDEO: STOMP
The elderly driver had been trying to park his vehicle at the time.VIDEO: STOMP
It is believed that the driver said his taxi's brakes were not functioning well.
It is believed that the driver said his taxi's brakes were not functioning well.PHOTO: STOMP
A neighbour said that there was a huge commotion when the incident happened.
A neighbour said that there was a huge commotion when the incident happened.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE- A taxi driver rammed his vehicle into a ground-floor flat in Commonwealth Avenue, smashing a wall and unhinging windows.

The elderly driver had been trying to park his vehicle at the time, and suddenly reversed, crashing into a car, a railing, then into the house, reported Shin Min Daily News. The incident, which happened at about 1.30am, was caught on a car camera.

The taxi driver, believed to be in his 70s, is said to live in the area.

No one was injured in the incident.

Shin Min reported that the distance between the carpark and the house was about 20 metres, and that when a reporter went down to the scene, there were barricades around the house.

A 35-year-old neighbour, a tow-truck driver, said that there was a huge commotion when the incident happened. It is believed that the driver said his taxi's brakes were not functioning well.

Police investigations into the incident are ongoing.