9 sent to hospital after 2 cars collide at AMK on Christmas morning

An accident involving a private-hire car and a sports utility vehicle (SUV) occurred in Ang Mo Kio on the morning of Christmas Day (Dec 25), leaving nine injured. 

The incident happened at the junction between Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and 10, at around 2.45am, reports Lianhe Wanbao

The victims include two Korean passengers in the private-hire car, and seven people from the SUV.

During the time of the accident, the private-hire car was driven by a 45-year-old male driver, with two Korean passengers in their 20s on board. 

The SUV was driven by a 52-year-old male driver with six other passengers on board, ranging between 14 and 80 years old. 

It is understood that the private-hire driver was heading towards Hougang Avenue 2 during the time of the accident.

As the driver was making a right turn at the junction, it collided with the oncoming SUV. 

The impact of the collision caused the private-hire car to charge across three lanes, ploughed through a road sign, and moved up a slope in front of Block 452, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10.

It finally stopped after crashing into some railings along a flight of stairs. 

In response to media queries, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) have confirmed the incident. 

An 80-year-old woman sustained injuries on her right arm and has been warded.

The rest of the injured victims were conveyed to hospital but were discharged after.

The private-hire driver was uninjured. 

Investigations are ongoing.