Double-decker bus collides into taxi shelter in Yishun; 3 injured, including bus driver

SINGAPORE – A 63-year-old Tower Transit driver was sent to hospital with two women aged 60 and 64 after the double-decker bus collided into a taxi stand shelter in Yishun on Saturday (Nov 6).

The accident, which involved bus service 969, caused the structure on Yishun Avenue 2 to collapse partially.

The two women were pedestrians, the police told The Straits Times.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force, which said it received a call for assistance at around 1pm, added that all three were sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

In a Facebook post, bus operator Tower Transit said the bus captain has since been suspended.

“We are in the process of getting in touch with the injured and their families and assisting the authorities with an investigation. To those affected in any way by the accident, we’re very sorry,” said Tower Transit.

The taxi stand was barricaded with police officers managing the crowd of more than 50 onlookers when The Straits Times arrived at the scene at around 3.30pm.

There were also workers assessing the damage at the site, where the affected bus remained.

Investigations are ongoing.

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