Nasty accident at Choa Chu Kang Crescent

At about 2.10pm I heard a series of crashing and banging sound. It was so loud that I thought a train had fallen off its track. It turned out to be a SMRT extra long bus crashing into the corner of a HDB flat just outside a 711 store. From the crashing noise I expected many injuries as a result. Fortunately only a young boy was slightly hurt, more likely shocked.

The path leading to the 711 store used to have a lot of pedestrians. It was so damn lucky no one was there to be crushed by the bus. The pics told what could actually happen, with a Mercedes stuck to the back of the bus just off a traffic junction. Was the bus crossing the junction and had to avoid another vehicle making a right turn?


Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

News update reported a total of 5 injured, the driver, 3 children and one others.

Anonymous said...

Do you think our Mercedes car drivers need re-training in how to operate a car safely?
Do you think our Ministers need re-training in how to govern Singapore prudently?
Do you think Singaporeans need re-training in how to vote wisely?

Do you think LTK and WP needs re-training in how to be ready to be government?
Do you think Tharman needs re-training in how to be ready to be Prime Minister?

Anonymous said...

10.24 pm all correct and tiok

Virgo 49 said...

Tar Man said : Must Return to Honest Politics.

All the while, playing Dirty Politics.

The Whole world included

Chua Chin Leng aka redbean said...

Morning Virgo. I wrote something about this dirty politics thing. Will post tomorrow.

Ⓜatilah $ingapura⚠️ said...

Aiyah motorists in Singapore (foreign and local) are terrible lah. That's why road rage is the "in thing" to do whilst driving.

>> Was the bus crossing the junction and had to avoid another vehicle making a right turn? <<

I would say so.

Long buses need space and time to execute turns properly, and if they have to swerve to avoid hitting some asshole who has "makan" their turning circle, they are going to end up way off course and hitting something else.

Many times kaninabu on-coming motorists will try to speed up to "beat" the bus turning (right) at a junction. This confuses the bus driver ("captain??") who already is in the turn. And the motherfucker in the oncoming car doesn't give chance---he still want to go some more.

Considerate drivers will slow down and allow a bigger or heavier vehicle to pass, especially if that vehicle is carrying passengers. Oh no, not in Singapore.

I hope the cops throw the book at the driver of Merc at the back. He was TOO CLOSE to the bus lah. You wallop someone in the back, you are at fault. If you are behind and can't see the bus/truck driver's mirrors, he cannot see you!

Bad motorists should be caned. 👏

b said...

It is the bus companies fault. They put too much stress on bus drivers to perform. Late must fine. Early also kena fine. Very ruthless.