Elderly BMW driver who crashed into Bukit Batok coffee shop had accidentally stepped on accelerator

The driver of a BMW who crashed into the wall of a coffee shop in Bukit Batok on Tuesday afternoon (Apr 2) had accidentally stepped on the accelerator.

Stomp reported on the incident after being alerted to it by a Stomper who was at the coffee shop at Block 265 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 when it happened at about 1.40pm.

He had heard a loud bang and people screaming before finding the BMW had made a hole in the wall of the coffee shop.

The police told Stomp that two other cars were involved in the accident.

The three drivers involved and the hawker in the affected noodle stall were not injured.

According to The New Paper, the driver, who is in his 70s, had stepped on the accelerator by mistake in an attempt to brake.

An eyewitness told Shin Min Daily News: "The driver told others that he had wanted to brake, but had stepped on the throttle in his hurry."

Lianhe Wanbao reported that the driver appeared to be in a state of shock when he stepped out of his car.

The driver, who declined to be identified, told Wanbao that he had wanted to park for lunch when the accident happened.

The noodle stall operator, who was washing dishes at the time, told the Chinese daily that he heard a sudden sound.

"I looked up and saw a car crashing towards me, I got a huge shock, and immediately turned and ran out of the stall," he said.

His wife and daughter were also in the stall, preparing food. They too immediately evacuated.

The noodle stall was closed when TNP visited the coffee shop on Wednesday.

However, the hole was mended and the place was tidied up.