By Mark Leong
A shuttle bus runs a red light at high speed, swerves into oncoming traffic and nearly runs over a pedestrian.
Seconds later, the bus has a head-on collision with another bus.
These scenes are in a video making the rounds on various websites.
The accident at Alexandra Road, in front of the Hewlett-Packard (HP) Singapore corporate headquarterson Thursday night involved not just the two buses but also a car.
Eight people were injured, including a bus driver who was trapped in his seat.
The shuttle bus had gone against traffic and hit a HP shuttle bus, with HP workers on the way home. It also hit a car.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said they were alerted to the accident at about 11.09pm. Three ambulances, a red rhino and a support vehicle reached the scene within 10 minutes.
The trapped bus driver had to be rescued by the SCDF using a hydraulic spreader-cutter. The 50-year-old man was taken to Alexandra Hospital with a leg injury.
Seven other people were also sent to the hospital with minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and complaints of giddiness.
The bus drivers are helping the police with their investigations.
This article was first published in The New Paper.