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    Jun 28, 2016

    Man linked to Geylang Serai car chase nabbed

    A 28-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested in connection with a collision involving a Traffic Police patrol vehicle, after an alleged car chase near the Geylang Serai Hari Raya Bazaar on Sunday night.

    An eyewitness, who declined to be named, said the police vehicle had been pursuing a car when it crashed into another car in front of a crowded bus stop at the junction of Geylang Road and Engku Aman Road at around 8.50pm.

    "I heard sirens and when I turned around, I saw the police vehicle chasing a car. Seconds later, there was a loud bang and the police vehicle had collided with a BMW," he told The Straits Times.

    The police, in response to media queries yesterday, confirmed the arrest and said the suspect is now assisting with investigations.

    It is understood that the man arrested is the driver of the car that was being pursued. He had fled the scene in his car after the collision.

    A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said it was alerted to the incident at 8.56pm and dispatched two ambulances.

    A man in his 30s was taken to Changi General Hospital, the spokesman added.

    Photos posted on Facebook showed the badly dented front

    and hood of the police vehicle

    while the airbag in the driver's

    seat was also activated.

    The BMW appeared to have suffered serious damage to its rear.