Taxi catches fire along Marymount Rd, second Trans-Cab incident in a month

Photos posted by netizen Donald Pwee on Facebook showed that the interior and roof of the taxi were charred.
Photos posted by netizen Donald Pwee on Facebook showed that the interior and roof of the taxi were charred. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/DONALD PWEE
Photos posted by netizen Donald Pwee on Facebook showed that the interior and roof of the taxi were charred.
Photos posted by netizen Donald Pwee on Facebook showed that the interior and roof of the taxi were charred. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/DONALD PWEE

SINGAPORE - A Trans-Cab taxi caught fire along Marymount Road, near the Sin Ming Avenue junction on Monday (May 22) afternoon.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the incident at about 1pm, said spokesman in response to queries from The Straits Times.

It despatched two fire engines, one fire bike and an ambulance to the scene.

Two water jets were used to extinguish the fire and a 57-year-old man was sent to Singapore General Hospital with burn injuries, the spokesman added.

The Straits Times understands that the man was driving the Toyota Wish taxi when the accident occurred.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ST has contacted the Singapore Police Force for more information.

It is the second time a Trans-Cab taxi has caught fire in a month.

On April 30, a Toyota Wish from the taxi operator also caught fire along Commonwealth Avenue, opposite Bouna Vista MRT.

Four men, including a SCDF officer, were injured in the earlier incident after the taxi exploded violently.

A Trans-Cab spokesman told The Straits Times that the damaged taxi had been moved to the Traffic Police compound.

The Toyota Wish that caught fire in the latest incident was the same model as the taxi that exploded.

The cause of the earlier fire has not been confirmed, the spokesman added.