In a heart-stopping incident that unfolded on Sunday afternoon, a taxi collided with a car along Moulmein Road, triggering a chain of events.
This dramatic collision not only narrowly missed a pedestrian but also left a trail of chaos in its wake.
The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon, Sep. 17, turning an otherwise peaceful day into a scene straight out of an action movie.
It was a stroke of fortune that the whole incident was caught on camera, with footage being uploaded by Roads.sg on Sep. 18, providing a chilling visual account of the events.
From the footage, it was evident that the taxi involved in the collision was hurtling down the road at an alarming speed as it entered Moulmein Road from Mandalay Road.
As the taxi entered the main road, it failed to decelerate or make the necessary right turn. Instead, it continued to barrel forward, cutting across all three lanes of Moulmein Road with reckless abandon.
In a horrifying moment, it collided with the back of a car that was traveling in the right-most lane.
The force of the impact was devastating. The car that was struck spun out of control and crashed into the grassy road divider, sending a cloud of soil and debris into the air.
A Close Call for a Pedestrian
Amidst the chaos, there was a guardian angel watching over a pedestrian who happened to be walking along the road divider at that very moment.
The collision sent shockwaves through the area, and the cars involved came to a screeching halt, narrowly avoiding a collision with the unsuspecting pedestrian.
However, the sudden braking and swerving actions of the vehicles proved to be too much for the pedestrian to handle. In a desperate attempt to dodge the spinning cars and the airborne debris, the person ended up falling, adding to the intensity of the situation.
Swift Response by Emergency Services
As the dust settled, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the accident at 2 pm.
In the aftermath of the collision, three individuals required medical attention. The SCDF promptly conveyed two persons to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, while one person was taken to Singapore General Hospital.