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‘Look up’: Ang Mo Kio tackles distracted phone zombies at road junction with new signs, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – By 7.30am, commuters were rushing across the busy junction of Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and 8 on Friday (June 28), but with about one in every eight still looking at their mobile phones. Barely a few feet away from the passing cars, on the edge of the pavement, pedestrians stood transfixed by their devices as they waited to cross. Now the authorities hope something else will catch their eye, and remind them to be aware of road safety. Strategically pasted on the pedestrian ramps on the corners…

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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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Biker voluntarily directs traffic under hot sun after traffic lights break down at Woodlands junction, Singapore News

Drivers and riders were stuck in a traffic jam after the traffic lights at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 6 and Avenue 7 stopped working on Saturday afternoon (Mar 23). Thankfully, one rider took it upon himself to step forward and direct traffic flow to ease the situation. Stomp contributor Emilia and her husband were heading to Thomson when they passed the junction. “It was about 2pm and the traffic was really heavy,” she told Stomp. “From afar, we saw a man directing traffic. “We thought he was a Traffic…

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3 people, including 80-year-old woman, taken to hospital after 4-vehicle collision at Geylang junction, Singapore News

A 69-year-old man and two women, aged 49 and 80, were taken to hospital after a four-vehicle collision at the junction of Sims Avenue and Aljunied Road on Sunday morning (March 24). In response to queries by Stomp, the police said they were alerted to the accident involving two cars, a taxi and a motorcycle at 9.59am. The motorcyclist, along with two female passengers from one of the cars, were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital in a conscious state. Stomp understands that the motorcyclist sustained facial injuries in addition…

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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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Hit-and-run accident at Middle Road-Queen Street junction, 3 taken to hospital, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Three people were taken to hospital after an accident between three vehicles on Sunday morning (Feb 10). The police were alerted to the hit-and-run accident involving two cars and a taxi at the junction of Middle Road and Queen Street at 1.49am. The 35-year-old male taxi driver and his passenger, a 29-year-old woman, were taken to Singapore General Hospital. One of the other drivers, a 38-year-old man, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. All three victims were conscious when taken to hospital, the police said. Chinese-language dailies…

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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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FairPrice investigating case of organisms found on live crabs bought at Junction 8 supermarket, Singapore News

FairPrice is investigating a case where organisms were found on live crabs bought by a customer at FairPrice Finest’s Junction 8 outlet. Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to a video that had been uploaded to Facebook by Rowyn Cai, showing what appeared to be several maggots crawling over live crabs in a plastic bag. The customer had bought the three crabs for about $40.66 on Thursday (Jan 24). A FairPrice spokesman told Stomp in response to a media query that they have apologised and given the customer a full refund…

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Former cabby charged over accident that killed NUS undergraduate at Clementi Road junction, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A former taxi driver was taken to court on Friday (Jan 11) over a traffic accident that killed a National University of Singapore (NUS) student. Yap Kok Hua, 55, was ferrying NUS student Kathy Ong Kai Ting, 19, and three of her schoolmates in his vehicle on April 19 last year when the tragedy occurred at around 7.30pm. He was charged on Friday with causing her death by driving in a negligent manner. The Straits Times understands that he is no longer a taxi driver. According to court…

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Motorcyclist dies from injuries after accident with van at Woodlands junction, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 23-year-old motorcyclist died from his injuries after an accident with a van at the junction of Marsiling Lane and Admiralty Road on Sunday afternoon (Dec 23). The police said that they were alerted to the accident at 4.08pm. The motorcyclist was unconscious when taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, where he died from his injuries, police added. The Straits Times understands that the motorcyclist had head injuries and died from traumatic cardiac arrest. The motorcycle and van are both Singapore-registered vehicles. It is believed that the accident…

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