Car in Sembawang condo pool: Driver still missing, had taken wrong turn after asking for directions

A driver who drove his car into a swimming pool of SkyPark Residences, an executive condominium in Sembawang Crescent on Tuesday (Aug 8), is still missing. 

Stomp previously reported on the accident after which happened at about 9pm. 

Eyewitnesses said they saw a woman who claimed that she was from the passenger seat of the car, making several calls at the scene. 

She apparently told residents who approached her that her companion, the male driver, had left to get help.

However, he was nowhere to be found the entire night. 

A security guard at the complex told Lianhe Wanbao that he had given the driver directions to do a ‘left turn, and then a right turn’.

Despite the instructions, the driver made a wrong turn, driving onto a lawn. 

The driver jammed on his brakes when he realised that he had made a turn into the pool.

However, part of the vehicle still went in, and the rear wheels of the vehicle were left dangling in the air. 

It is understood that security personnel would place a sign, indicating to drivers that they were not to drive onto the lawn, but it had been dark and raining on the day, so the driver could have lost his bearings. 

Police said they were alerted to a case of rash act at the condominium at 10.22pm, and investigations are ongoing.

According to The Straits Times, the driver is not in police custody.