Car lands up in Woodlands HDB lift lobby after driver loses control

Car lands up in Woodlands HDB lift lobby after driver loses control

A Toyota shot down a flight of stairs from a multi-storey car park and ended up at the lift lobby of a block in Woodlands, after its driver lost control of the vehicle on Friday (Sep 16).

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SINGAPORE: A Toyota shot down a flight of stairs from a multi-storey car park and ended up at the lift lobby of a block in Woodlands on Friday (Sep 16), after its driver lost control of the vehicle.

A caller to Mediacorp's news hotline alerted Channel NewsAsia to the incident, saying that he was "shocked" to see the car at the lift landing of Block 791, Woodlands Avenue 6.

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A second-storey resident, who wanted to be known as Madam Low, said: "At about 3.15pm, I was preparing my dinner when I heard a loud sound. I came down and saw this uncle get out of the car." She added that the car had come to a stop diagonally from the lift, and that nobody appeared to be injured.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that it received a call for an ambulance. Paramedics assessed that a Chinese man in his 60s had minor injuries but refused to be taken to a hospital.

When Channel NewsAsia visited the scene at around 5pm, the car was being towed up the stairs and back to the car park.

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The driver, who wanted to be known only as Mr Tan, told Channel NewsAsia that he was trying to leave the car park at around 3pm but that he had stepped on the accelerator instead of the brakes. "I got the brakes wrong (sic), then I accelerated too much," he said.

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The 62-year-old self-employed man added he was in the area for work. "I came to work here only. I was taking someone here."

The driver said that he was unsure what to do next. "How to get a new car now?"

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The police said investigations into the incident are underway.

Source: CNA/dt

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