4-car accident at Pasir Ris after iPhone cable caught in steering wheel: Impact sends metal rod flying into cab

By Chew Hui Min
The Straits Times
Nov 4, 2016

A driver lost control of his car and caused damage to three other cars, all because of an iPhone cable.

There were no reported injuries in the accident.

Police said they were alerted to the accident at Pasir Ris Drive 1 towards Pasir Ris Drive 12, involving three cars and one taxi, at 9.27am on Friday (Nov 4).

Mr Yeo, who was one of the drivers in the crash, told Shin Min Daily News that his iPhone charging cable was tangled in the steering wheel and causing it to jam.

As a result, he lost control of the car, the Chinese evening daily reported.

His car shot to the right lane and collided into another vehicle, before sending both into the centre divider and dislodging some metal rods.

One of the rods from the road divider flew into the road opposite and jabbed the bonnet of a third car, driven by private hire car driver Mr Goh.

A taxi was also hit by a dislodged metal rod.

Mr Goh told The Straits Times that the taxi had pulled over to pick up a passenger, and he overtook it.

The rod then came flying over, and missed him by less than a metre.

He jammed his brakes when he saw it.

"Everything was so sudden. If I was going faster, the rod would have hit me," the 26-year-old told The Straits Times.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) sent two fire bikes and an ambulance to the scene.

There were no reported injuries, SCDF said.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The Straits Times

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