Singapore: 2 people injured in accident at Ang Mo Kio

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Two people were injured due to an accident along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 on Wednesday morning. However, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the two wounded people, including a woman, have declined to be taken to hospital.

SCDF told Channel NewsAsia that it received a call about the accident, involving two cars, at about 7.50 am.

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The authorities said that a man in his forties and a woman in her twenties were injured after a car flipped over at the junction of Upper Thomson Road and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1.

According to a report, the overall road safety situation in Singapore had improved in the first half of 2017. There was a considerable decrease in the number of fatal traffic accidents and fatalities, since 2012 when the country started a Safe Ride campaign.

In the first half of 2017, the number of traffic fatalities decreased by 7.6 percent to 61, from 66 in the same period of 2016, said the report. Even the number of fatal accidents during the first half of 2017 decreased by 9.1 percent to 60, from 66 in the same period in 2016.

The number of accidents resulting in injuries decreased by about 5.3 percent to 3,820 in the first half of 2017, from 4,034 in the same period in 2016, said the report. However, there were quite a few reported accident deaths in January 2018.

This article was first published on January 31, 2018