Five hurt in collision between ambulance and car
FIVE people were injured after an ambulance carrying a patient collided with a car in Bukit Batok on Wednesday night, Shin Min Daily News reported.
The accident happened at around 8pm, at the junction of Bukit Batok Road and Bukit Batok West Avenue 3.
A Shin Min reporter who witnessed the crash said that the car was turning from Bukit Batok Road into Bukit Batok West Avenue 3 when it collided with the ambulance.
Three more ambulances were despatched, and the injured were taken to the National University Hospital (NUH), police said.
A female passenger in the car, believed to be the driver's mother, was trapped in the vehicle for 15 minutes.
The driver, 19, was also injured. He was driving his family home. His father and sister were also in the car, but they appeared unhurt.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force told Shin Min that three ambulance personnel were injured.
The ambulance driver apparently injured his waist, while one of his colleagues had injuries to her head and feet. The patient, a Malay man in his 50s, seemed fine.
The paramedics helped the other accident victims, even though they themselves were hurt and one was seen limping, Shin Min said. They were on their way to the NUH when the accident happened.