4 taken to hospital after accident involving 2 cars, taxi and bus at Sims Avenue

Three men, two of whom are elderly, and a woman were taken to hospital after a four-vehicle accident in Geylang on Monday evening (Aug 19).

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to an accident involving two cars, a taxi and a bus along Sims Avenue, towards Sims Avenue East, at 7.06pm.

The four injured people are:

  • The taxi driver, a 66-year-old man

  • A taxi passenger, a 32-year-old woman

  • A taxi passenger, an 87-year-old man

  • One of the car drivers, a 30-year-old man, who was trapped in his vehicle and rescued by the Singapore Civil Defence Force

All four were conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Facebook page SG Road Vigilante posted a video showing how the chain collision happened and photos of the accident's aftermath.

In the video, a BMW can be seen hitting an SBS Transit bus that was on the leftmost lane and continuing on its way. It then crashed into a Silvercab taxi and another car.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, the accident resulted in the closure of three lanes and also caused a traffic jam.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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