Taxi driver taken to hospital after accident involving SAF vehicle along Pioneer Road North
SINGAPORE: A 73-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital on Tuesday (Nov 8) after an accident involving a Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) vehicle along Pioneer Road North.
In response to CNA's query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to a road traffic accident at 10.45am along Pioneer Road North, where a person "was found trapped in the driver's seat of a taxi".
He was rescued using hydraulic equipment, added SCDF. According to the police, the driver was taken conscious to the hospital.
The taxi was "travelling straight with the traffic light in its favour when it was hit by an SAF vehicle executing a right turn from the opposite direction", said ComfortDelGro's group chief branding and communications officer Tammy Tan in response to CNA's queries.
She added that there were no passengers in the taxi.
ComfortDelGro is in touch with the cabby's family and will be assisting him as he recuperates, said Ms Tan.
A Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) spokesperson said that the SAF is aware of the accident and is assisting the police with investigations.
"No SAF personnel were injured," the spokesperson added.
In videos circulating on social media, the blue taxi and SAF truck appeared to have collided under a flyover. SAF personnel were also seen helping at the scene.
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