Woman injured after accident involving taxi, van in Prinsep Street

Facebook user Richard Toh said the taxi had "shot out" of the Sim Lim Square carpark, hitting a van along the way and injuring a pedestrian under a covered walkway.
Facebook user Richard Toh said the taxi had "shot out" of the Sim Lim Square carpark, hitting a van along the way and injuring a pedestrian under a covered walkway.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/RICHARD TOH

SINGAPORE - A pedestrian was injured after an accident that involved a taxi and a van on Monday afternoon (July 2).

The police said they were alerted to the accident in Prinsep Street at 3.39pm.

A 22-year-old woman was conscious when taken to Raffles Hospital by a Singapore Civil Defence Force ambulance.

Facebook user Richard Toh uploaded a photo to the group SG Road Vigilante, showing a yellow-coloured taxi with a smashed bonnet in Prinsep Street.

In the post, he wrote that the taxi had "shot out" of the Sim Lim Square carpark, hitting a van along the way and injuring a pedestrian under a covered walkway.

In response to media queries, Ms Tammy Tan, group corporate communications officer of ComfortDelGro Corporation Limited, said: "We are very sorry that this accident has taken place. We strongly condemn the unsafe driving actions of our cabby.

"We are assisting the police in their investigations and at the same time, trying to reach out to the injured to assist them during this difficult time."

Ms Tan also said that it will be stepping up remedial safety driving courses for drivers who are deemed to be accident- prone.

Police investigations are ongoing.