3 hurt in Marine Terrace accident: Driver who crashed into market blames malfunction during parking

Submitted by Stomper Jack, Raj

A driver lost control and crashed into a wet market at Block 50A Marine Terrace on Saturday afternoon (Dec 9), injuring three pedestrians in the process.

Stomp previously carried the story after being alerted by Stomper Raj and Jack to the incident. 

The driver was arrested and claimed that the accident had arisen due to a malfunction while he was parking, reports Shin Min Daily News

Florist Yeo Lee Eng, 58, stall assistant, Zhuo Zheng Hai, 60, and a domestic helper were the three injured and they were conveyed to a hospital for treatment. 

A witness, Mr Chen, 60,  said that the driver seemed like he was reversing into a parking lot during the time of the incident.

However, the car collided with a tree instead, and the driver apparently lost control. 

The runaway car struck a pillar before crashing into a florist shop.

It is understood that the affected establishment was Eileen Flower Shop, which Ms Yeo has run for more than 10 years.

Ms Yeo and Mr Zhuo were working in the stall, while the maid was buying flowers during the time of the incident. 

A friend of Ms Yeo, Mr Weng told reporters that Ms Yeo suffered injuries on her back, but her conditions have stabilised, and she ‘does not blame anyone for the accident’. 

After the incident, the driver claimed that his car had suddenly experienced a technical malfunction while he was parking, causing the accident. 

In response to media queries, the police said they were alerted to an accident involving a car and three pedestrians at Block 50A, Marine Terrace, at 12.34pm. 

A 51-year-old male driver was arrested for causing grievous hurt by a negligent act.