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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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Police and ComfortDelGro investigating accident involving 2 cabs at Toa Payoh taxi stand, Singapore News

A 62-year-old cabby was taken to hospital after an accident involving two taxis occurred along Toa Payoh Central on Monday afternoon (April 1). Stomp understands that the accident happened at a taxi stand along a service road. A Stomp contributor, who passed by the scene at around 1.40pm, contributed photos showing a ComfortDelGro taxi at the foot of Block 175 in Toa Payoh. Responding to a Stomp query, the police said it was alerted to the accident at 12.14pm. Max :Be careful not to cycle under HDB block too. Taxi…

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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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Doctor almost dies after being hit by a taxi, cabby arrested, Singapore News

It was a route the couple had taken hundreds of times. But early last Sunday (March 10), just 10 minutes into their ride, a taxi hit Dr Lynette Ngo from behind, shattering half her helmet and leaving her with devastating injuries. Dr Ngo and her husband, Dr Hing Siong Chen, both 46, were riding their road bikes on Braddell Road when the accident happened. The couple, who have two daughters aged 21 and 19, were heading to Upper Thomson Road to meet their cycling group for their weekly ride. Dr…

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Passenger alights from moving taxi in middle of ECP after cab driver suffers blackout, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Taxi operator Comfort DelGro has apologised after one of its drivers fainted while driving on the East Coast Parkway (ECP), colliding with the centre divider and causing his passenger to alight in the middle of the expressway. Dashcam footage of the incident, taken around 1.10pm on Friday (March 8) shows a Comfort taxi swerving in and out of the rightmost lane on the Benjamin Sheares bridge. The cab is seen colliding with the centre divider of the bridge, appearing to leave a dent in the barrier, before swerving…

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Woman asks Singapore taxi drivers for love advice — and gets funny insights, Singapore News

Taxi drivers definitely see and hear a lot while on the job. Anyone who has ever taken the time to converse with them while on their cab journey would know about the fascinating stories that they have to tell. Just ask Singaporean girl Carrine Low, who decided to ask cabbies for relationship advice over one week. In the fifth episode of her IGTV show Carrine Lowlife, she broaches common questions such as how to maintain a long-distance relationship to more outrageous ones like whether it’s okay to have more than…

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Motorcyclist killed in early morning accident on BKE; taxi driver arrested, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 61-year-old motorcyclist was killed in an accident with a taxi and car on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) in the wee hours of Monday (March 4). The 73-year-old taxi driver has been arrested for causing death by a negligent act. The police said they were alerted to the accident on the expressway, in the direction of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), at 1.48am. The motorcyclist, understood to be a Malaysian man, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. A video posted on Facebook group SG Road Vigilante…

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Should I rent a car, buy one or just take taxi or public transport?, Singapore News

Buying a car is the next most expensive investment after buying a house in Singapore. Additional costs that also come with car ownership makes one think twice. When you can easily Grab from place to place, is car ownership here still worthwhile? We list the different transportation options available to you, along with its costs, so you can easily make a decision. SHOULD I BUY A CAR? IF NOT, WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?  Photo: ShopBack 1. BUYING A CAR  Singapore cars are the most expensive in the world. Even before…

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Police investigating pickpocketing attempt at AMK Hub taxi stand, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating a pickpocketing attempt at a taxi stand at AMK Hub on Thursday afternoon (Feb 14). In videos sent to citizen journalism website Stomp on Friday, a man could be seen taking a wallet out of another man’s pocket as they waited in line for a taxi. A witness, who wanted to be known only as Ayihtnas, told Stomp that the man had stood very close to the victim and attempted to take the wallet out more than one time. She then started recording a…

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Taxi driver allegedly quotes $85 for ride from Clarke Quay to Punggol and Yishun, Singapore News

Stomp contributor Lee was taken aback when a cabby quoted an $85 fare to get to Punggol and Yishun from Clarke Quay in the early hours of Saturday morning (Feb 9). Lee and his friend were having trouble getting a cab as there was a snaking queue at the taxi stand near Liang Court at around 4am. “We were curious why nobody was taking the Maxi Cabs waiting at the taxi stand so we tried to ask,” he said. In a voice recording shared by Lee, the taxi driver is…

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