Maserati Suspected To Have Hit Pedestrians About To Cross The Road In Orchard
Many Singaporeans might have been out and about town meeting friends on New Year’s Day.
However, even while celebrating the new year, we should still be alert – especially when we’re on the read.
On New Year’s Day, A Maserati was reportedly involved in an accident on Orchard Road.
It resulted in 3 people being injured and taken to hospital.
Accident involving Maserati took place at a busy Orchard junction
On Saturday (1 Jan), the accident took place at about 9pm, reported Lianhe Zaobao.
The location was the busy intersection of Orchard Road and Grange Road, which saw many pedestrians crossing between The Heeren and Mandarin Hotel.
The Maserati was suspected of hitting a crowd about to cross the road.
Student Yang Yuxuan, 22, told Lianhe Zaobao that she saw a woman in her 20s lying on the road.
Due to a suspected spine injury, she wasn’t moving.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers had to convey her to an ambulance on a stretcher.
2 others injured
Another woman was also injured, and taken to hospital in an ambulance, said Ms Yang.
There was also a male cyclist who seemed to have a red and swollen leg. An ice pack was applied to his leg at the scene.
All 3 of the injured were sent to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), SCDF told Lianhe Zaobao.
Lanes blocked, 30-min jam
The accident caused 2 lanes of Orchard Road to be blocked off, with the jam lasting about half an hour.
SCDF said they were called in at 9.35pm.
A video from SG Road Vigilante showed the aftermath, where the Maserati, police and ambulances caused only the bus lane and 2nd lane from the left to be passable.
At 9.45pm, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) tweeted about the accident.
Maserati driver in his 30s
As for the driver of the Maserati, he was a man in his 30s, Ms Yang said. He had 2 passengers in his car—a woman and a boy.
The boy, who was in the back seat, seemed shocked by the accident, she added.
Drive judiciously this New Year
This New Year, let’s be judicious when we drive and avoid causing pain to other road users.
Many drivers can make a resolution to slow down and be alert when we’re behind the wheel of what can be a dangerous weapon.
MS News wishes those injured a speedy recovery.
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Featured image adapted from Lianhe Zaobao.
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