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2 dead after car and bus collide at Woodlands junction

2 dead after car and bus collide at Woodlands junction

A photo circulating online of a road traffic accident at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 9 and Woodlands Avenue 4 on Sep 1, 2022.

SINGAPORE: Two people died after an accident between a car and a Tower Transit bus at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 9 and Woodlands Avenue 4 early on Thursday (Sep 1) morning. 

A 32-year-old man driving the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nine others were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), which was alerted to the accident at about 6.10am.

One was a 37-year-old bus driver and the other eight were bus passengers, said the Singapore Police Force (SPF). 

One of the passengers, a 53-year-old woman, subsequently died in hospital. 

The police said investigations are ongoing.

Videos shared with CNA show a yellow Honda Civic car with its front crumpled against the side of a Tower Transit bus, with two blue police tents next to the vehicles.

Tower Transit told CNA it was looking for the next-of-kin of the woman who died, to provide them with assistance.

It is also in the process of contacting the bus driver and the other passengers to check on their well-being, and to assist with medical claims. 

"Our bus captain is in a stable condition and will be relieved of all duties while a police investigation is being conducted," added Tower Transit.

The bus operator also thanked members of the public who helped the bus driver and passengers, and expressed its condolences to the family of the deceased.

Source: CNA/vc(jo)

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