Van Catches Fire In Jurong Hill Accident, 4 Suffer Injuries

In the event of a violent car crash, fires might ensue.

On Monday (26 Apr), a traffic accident took place in Boon Lay. A van with 7 people on board reportedly flipped on its side and burst into flames.

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Speaking to MS News, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) confirmed that 4 people were conveyed to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Fire from flipped van at Jurong Hill

At around 7pm on Monday (26 Apr), a van allegedly lost control at Jurong Hill in Boon Lay, reports Shin Min Daily News.

The van with 7 people onboard crashed into some roadside bushes, before bursting into flames.

The fire reported lasted over 20 minutes. But fortunately, all 7 passengers managed to escape in time.

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According to Shin Min Daily News, one of the passengers sought help while being covered in blood.

Members of the public reportedly helped put out the fire with a fire extinguisher.

However, due to the extent of the fire, the van was reported burned down to scraps.

SCDF conveyed 4 to hospital

In response to MS News‘ queries, SCDF says it received a call for assistance around 7.30pm on 26 Apr.

The fire at the crash site involved an entire van. Officers from SCDF then deployed a water jet to extinguish the flames.

It then conveyed 1 person to the National University Hospital, and 3 others to the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, while a 22-year-old driver has reportedly been arrested for drink driving.

Wish victims a speedy recovery

While the circumstances of the accident are certainly distressing, we’re glad that all involved managed to escape in time.

We wish the injured a speedy recovery, and hope that investigation will shed more light on the cause of the fire.

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Featured image adapted from Shin Min Daily News.