Taxi driver, 2 passengers taken to hospital after accident in Chinatown

Taxi driver, 2 passengers taken to hospital after accident in Chinatown

Chinatown accident involving taxi and car 2
A 62-year-old ComfortDelGro taxi driver and two passengers were taken to hospital after an accident between the taxi and a car in Chinatown on Sep 24, 2019. (Photo: Facebook/Singapore Road Accident)

SINGAPORE: A 62-year-old ComfortDelGro taxi driver and his passengers were taken to hospital after an accident in Chinatown early on Tuesday (Sep 24) morning.

The taxi was involved in an accident with a car at the junction of Upper Cross Street and Eu Tong Sen Street at about 3.45am, the police told CNA.

chinatown accident between taxi and car
A ComfortDelGro taxi was involved in an accident with a white convertible at the junction of Upper Cross Street and Eu Tong Sen Street at about 3.45am on Sep 24, 2019. (Photo: Facebook/Taxiuncle/Seah Yong Kok Francis)

The driver and the two passengers, aged 27 and 29, were taken to Singapore General Hospital by ambulance. All three were conscious, the police said.

Police investigations are ongoing.

ComfortDelGro said it is in touch with the taxi driver and the passengers.

"One passenger has been discharged while our cabby and the other passenger are still under observation in the hospital. We will continue to assist them while assisting the police in their investigations," said spokesperson Tammy Tan. 

Chinatown accident involving taxi and car
A 62-year-old ComfortDelGro taxi driver and two passengers were taken to hospital after an accident between the taxi and a car in Chinatown on Sep 24, 2019. (Photo: Facebook/Singapore Road Accident)
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Photos of the accident on social media show the taxi crashed head first into a lamp-post. Its bonnet was badly damaged and debris was seen on the ground.

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A 62-year-old ComfortDelGro taxi driver and two passengers were taken to hospital after an accident with a white convertible in Chinatown on Sep 24, 2019. (Photo: Facebook/Taxiuncle/Seah Yong Kok Francis)

The white convertible involved in the accident also had a badly damaged bonnet.

Source: CNA/aj(cy)

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