On Saturday, January 6, a GetGo car met with a harrowing accident on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE), crashing through a divider and landing on a slip road. Fortunately, the incident narrowly missed other vehicles, with the driver sustaining injuries, according to a report by The Straits Times.
Details of the Accident
The accident occurred at around 9:15 pm on January 6, as captured in a video shared on the SG Road Vigilante – SGRV Facebook page. The black GetGo car, marked with the company’s logo, was traveling on the PIE towards the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).
In a startling turn of events, the vehicle drifted too far to the left, mounting the kerb of the divider. Subsequently, it collided with a lamppost, knocking it down and sending the car violently to the left.
The vehicle crossed over the grassy divider onto the slip road to Kallang Way, landing on the adjacent lane with a significant impact. Fortunately, the car came to a slow stop without hitting any passing motorists or vehicles.
Injuries and Emergency Response
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded promptly to the incident, conveying the injured but conscious 23-year-old driver to the hospital. The police reported that the driver remained conscious during transportation to the hospital.
The SCDF arrived at the scene around 9:20 pm, and despite the severity of the crash, the driver’s injuries were not life-threatening.
A GetGo spokesperson confirmed awareness of the incident. The company is actively assisting the police with investigations.
The 23-year-old driver, after receiving medical assistance, has been discharged. GetGo remains in contact with the driver to provide ongoing support as needed. As investigations are still ongoing, the company refrains from providing further comments at this time.
The 23-year-old driver is cooperating with the ongoing police investigation. The circumstances leading to the accident and any potential contributing factors are yet to be determined.
The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety, and authorities are likely to scrutinize the events leading up to the crash to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
As investigations progress, updates on the case will be awaited to shed light on the precise details surrounding this unfortunate incident on the PIE.