5 injured and 1 arrested after collision between lorry and taxi at Jurong East

Five people were left injured after a collision between a taxi and a lorry along Jurong East Street 21 yesterday (March 13).

Among the injured were three young girls.

Stomp contributor Ryan, who had been at the scene, and who sent in photos of the accident said: "I was waiting with my friend for his bus near the bus stop when I heard the accident, so I went to see what was going on."

"Three young girls were badly injured. Two of them were lying on the floor and one of them was trapped in the taxi.

He added that there had been "a lot of blood" and that "the accident also caused a traffic jam as it took place at an intersection".

In response to queries by Stomp, a spokesperson for the police said that they had received a call on 13 March 2016 at about 8.46pm, informing them of an accident at the junction of Boon Lay Way and Jurong Town Hall Road.

"Upon arrival, it was established that an accident involving a taxi and a lorry had occurred at said location," the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson also added that five conscious people aged from 14 to 48 were conveyed conscious to the National University Hospital.

A 29-year-old man was also arrested in relation to the case.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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