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Taxi crashes into woman crossing Jalan Besar junction when traffic light is in her favour, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A taxi hit a woman while she was crossing the road at the junction of Kitchener Road and Jalan Besar on Sunday morning (April 14). Police said they were alerted to the accident at 9.42am, and that they are investigating the incident. The female pedestrian declined to be taken to hospital, police added. It is understood that her injuries, if she had any, were not serious. In a video provided to citizen journalism site Stomp, the Comfort taxi can be seen turning left at the junction even though…

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Driver arrested after car crashes through bollard, injuring 4 at Marina Bay Financial Centre, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Four people were injured on Monday evening (April 15) after a car crashed into a metal bollard along a pavement at the Marina Bay Financial Centre (MBFC). The car’s driver, a 25-year-old man, has been arrested for causing grievous hurt by negligent act. Police said they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Central Boulevard and Marina Way at 6.08pm. Three female pedestrians and a male car passenger, aged between 35 and 46, were conscious when taken to Singapore General Hospital. Photo: Lianhe Zaobao The Singapore…

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Crane crashes into overhead bridge at Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore News

A crane being transported on a trailer collided into an overhead bridge along Jurong Town Hall Road on Saturday night (Apr 13). Stomp contributor Sam alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos he took as he was passing by the scene. In response to a Stomp media query, the police said they were alerted to the accident involving a trailer with crane at about 10.01pm. No injuries were reported, a spokesman said. Police investigations are ongoing. Source link

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$4,000 worth of durians gone after car crashes into Geylang fruit stall, Singapore News

When you drink, don’t drive – and don’t eat durians. Although the old wives’ tale of mixing alcohol and durians remains scientifically contentious, a 27-year-old managed to prove it’s an unhealthy combination after driving into a durian stall while allegedly intoxicated. The accident happened early this morning along Sims Ave near Geylang Lor 13. A car driven by the Chinese man mounted the kerb and hit two rubbish bins before ploughing into the 24-hour Chin Yong Fruits Trading at around 2am. It travelled 20m on the pavement before coming to…

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BMW crashes through carpark gantry, hits two other cars and noodle stall, Singapore News

A BMW driver crashed through a carpark gantry, hit two other cars and smashed a large hole in the wall of a nearby coffee shop before coming to a halt. The three drivers involved and the hawker in the affected noodle stall were not injured. The accident occurred at Block 265 Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 at about 1.40pm on Tuesday. It allegedly happened because the driver, who is in his 70s, accidentally stepped on the accelerator in an attempt to brake. In an interview with Shin Min Daily News,…

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Taxi driver crashes into pedestrians at Alexandra Road junction, killing elderly woman, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An SMRT taxi driver who lost consciousness behind the wheel ploughed into pedestrians in Queenstown on Friday evening (March 22), resulting in the death of a 66-year-old woman. Two others, including the 72-year-old driver, were injured in the accident at the junction of Jalan Bukit Merah and Alexandra Road, the police said on Saturday. The police, who were alerted at about 7pm, said that the driver and two women, aged 32 and 66, were taken to the National University Hospital. The 66-year-old woman later succumbed to her injuries…

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Boeing’s back-to-back crashes involving the same 737 MAX 8 model have few parallels in modern aviation history

Boeing’s twin disasters involving its newest single-aisle jet add to the history of rare aviation accidents that call into question the safety of the planes themselves.Back-to-back incidents where the aircraft is probed as a possible culprit are far less common than the usual litany of pilot error, mechanical failure, weather, war and terrorism. In the modern era, at least, that’s because manufacturers can draw on decades of experience and face rigorous reviews before new models are cleared to… Source link

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Motorcyclist sent flying after car beats red light and crashes into him at Bukit Batok, Singapore News

An 18-year-old motorcyclist was taken to hospital after he was involved in an accident with two cars along Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 towards Brickland Road on Monday night (Feb 11). Stomp contributor Jason alerted Stomp to the accident and shared a video he had taken from his car’s dashboard camera. In the video, a car is seen beating the red light before hitting the rider, causing him to fly off his bike and land on the road. Several pieces of debris are seen being flung in all directions as…

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3 taken to hospital after bus crashes into prime mover at Loyang Ave-TPE junction, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – An accident between a bus and a prime mover at the junction of the Tampines Expressway (TPE) and Loyang Avenue left three people injured on Saturday night (Feb 9). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident at the junction of TPE with Tampines Avenue 7 at about 9.30pm. Tampines Avenue 7 leads into Loyang Avenue after the junction. Three people were taken to Changi General Hospital by SCDF ambulances. Mr Joshua Lim was on Go-Ahead bus service 3 when the accident happened.…

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Bitcoin crashes to lowest this year, losses top 25 per cent in a week

Bitcoin slumped on Tuesday to its lowest this year, tumbling as much as 10 per cent to breach US$4,300 and taking losses in the world’s best-known digital coin to 25 per cent within a week. Other smaller coins also skidded sharply as a broader cryptocurrency sell-off, said by traders and market makers to be rooted in heavy selling at leveraged Asian exchanges, gathered steam. The fall followed a sudden plunge last week that shook bitcoin out of a period of relative stability, where prices had hovered around the US$6,500 mark…

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