Singapore – Six people were taken to hospital after a car crash in Pinggol on Sunday morning (February 3rd).
Police said they had been warned of the three-pedestrian accident in central Pangol to Sumang Street at 8.48.
The driver of the car and two passengers were among the six, between the ages of 29 and 65, brought to the Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
Later, the 63-year-old driver was arrested for pain caused by negligence, police said.
Engineer Koch Check Kian told the Straits Times he saw the car break through the curb and hit the tree at high speed.
"Then he turned 90 degrees and his tail hit three people on the road island, waiting to cross the road," he said.
Past and worshipers from the nearby Church of Transfiguration rushed to help.
One of the injured women was trapped under the car and had to be rescued by SCDF personnel using hydraulic tools.
Mr. Koch said that the woman's foot is trapped under one of the wheels of the car and abounds in bleeding. He also said some passers-by have removed some of their clothes to help stop bleeding.
The driver and his two passengers were bleeding from cuts and scrapes on their hands, added the 48-year-old.
Mr. Koch also said that one of the passengers in the car is an elderly woman who weeps with pain.
She had collapsed in the central part of the car. I had to help her get out of the vehicle. She said she was very dizzy and her right leg was numb.
Video clips provided by Mr. Koch show several people surrounding the scene of the incident with the car seen on the road divider.
The picture taken by the Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, the front and the hood of the car are shown to be heavily damaged and distorted by the impact of the wood.
The broken part of the tree is strewn along the curb path.
Police are investigating the incident.