Car catches fire after crashing into tree at Lorong Chuan

A 34-year-old man, who is believed to be the driver of the car, was taken to the hospital.

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Members of SCDF work at an accident scene in Singapore Reuters (Representational Image)

A 34-year-old man was injured after his car crashed into a tree at Lorong Chuan in Singapore and caught fire. The wounded man is believed to be the driver of the car and was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Reports said the white Malaysia-registered Perodua Alza crashed into a large tree outside Blossom Discovery Centre, a pre-school along Lorong Chuan, next to a Caltex petrol station. The front windscreen of the car was completely shattered.

According to the police, the incident took place at around 2.30 pm at Lorong Chuan towards Serangoon Garden Way. Koh Eng Ho, a pump attendant was the first one, who saw flames emerging from the car. He immediately grabbed a fire extinguisher to help weaken the flames.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was informed at around 2.40 pm and they immediately dispatched one fire engine, one Red Rhino, two fire bikes and one ambulance to the scene. The emergency responders extinguished the fire with compressed air foam and a fire extinguisher after they arrived at the scene.

The police said the car was towed away at around 3.45 pm in presence of traffic police to help in directing the traffic. They also said the investigations are ongoing.