3 injured after car crashes into market in Marine Terrace

3 injured after car crashes into market in Marine Terrace

Three people were injured after a car crashed into a market in Marine Terrace on Saturday (Dec 9), the police said in a statement.

SINGAPORE: Three people were injured after a car crashed into a market in Marine Terrace on Saturday (Dec 9), the police said in a statement.

The incident occurred at around 12.30pm and involved a car and three pedestrians - aged between 30 and 60 years old - at Block 50A Marine Terrace. 

All three pedestrians were injured and taken conscious to Changi General Hospital, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

Channel NewsAsia understands that the victims include a female stall-owner, her male friend and a female customer. 

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A white car crashed into a flower stall at a market in Marine Terrace on Dec 9. (Photo: Catherine Ling/Facebook)

The driver of the car, a 51-year-old man, was arrested for causing grievous hurt by a negligent act, the police said in a later update on Facebook.

Eye-witnesses told Channel NewsAsia that the car had reversed into a tree in the carpark before accelerating into a florist's stall in the market. 


Mr Khairizal Md Said, who lives next to the market, told Channel NewsAsia that he rushed down immediately after he heard a loud commotion between 10am and 11am in the morning. 

He and a few others who were among the first to arrive at the scene helped to clear the debris to make way for the paramedics. 

"The uncle's leg was bleeding. The aunty was quite shocked. And the other lady appeared to be shaken with a few injuries," said Mr Khairizal. "Their money was all on the floor, so I cleared their valuables and passed them to the owner's daughter."

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The scene after a white car ploughed into a florist's stall at a market in Marine Terrace, Dec 9, 2017. (Photo: Deborah Wong)

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A white car ploughed into a florist's stall at a market in Marine Terrace, Dec 9, 2017. (Photo: Deborah Wong)

Resident Mahinder Kaur, who lives on the second floor opposite the market, said she was shaken when she heard a loud crash. 

"The moment the car rolled in, they all screamed," she said. "I know the uncle and auntie very well, they are very nice people."

Mr Ang Peng Siang, a friend of the stall-owner, said that the victims' family members were currently with them at the hospital.

Images circulating on social media showed a white car which had crashed into a florist’s stall at the market. 

Police investigations are ongoing.


Source: CNA/rw/zl/nc

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