'Too slippery to stop': At least 10 drivers crash into wall at Funan car park amid heavy rain

'Too slippery to stop': At least 10 drivers crash into wall at Funan car park amid heavy rain
Several cars skidded and hit a wall while driving down a slope at Funan Mall's car park.
PHOTO: Supplied to Shin Min Daily News

Several drivers were forced to take a rain check on their plans when they unwittingly skidded and hit a wall at Funan Mall's car park yesterday (May 14) evening.

Heavy rain at that time had also prompted PUB to issue flash flood warnings for several locations across Singapore.

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Dashcam footage captured by a motorcyclist and uploaded to SG Road Vigilante showed the rider falling when reaching the end of the car park's slope.

According to a post by Facebook page SG Kaypoh, the cars had "slid down" the car park and "could not avoid hitting the walls as they found it too slippery to stop".

Pictures accompanying the post showed dents and scratches on the front bumpers of several cars involved in the accident.

The front headlight of one car had also broken from the impact.

At least 10 motorists had lost control and crashed into the wall between 6pm and 7pm, reported Shin Min Daily News.

Among them is Hong Yibin (transliteration), 34, who told Shin Min he initially thought there was a problem with his brakes. He later found that other drivers were also experiencing the same issue.

"I suspect that the ground is too slippery; I couldn't control my car," he said.

Hong added that the mall management eventually closed the car park entrance to prevent further accidents.

A spokesperson for Funan Mall told AsiaOne that the mall was alerted to the incident on the evening of May 14.

They immediately cordoned off the affected areas and the car park entrance at North Bridge Road as a safety precaution. No injuries were reported.

"The safety and well-being of our shoppers are of utmost importance. We are investigating the cause of the incident and are providing the necessary assistance to the affected drivers," said the spokesperson.

The car park entrance at North Bridge Road will remain closed for now, and shoppers are advised to access it via Hill Street.

"We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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