Man assisting police investigations after car catches fire in accident near Woodlands Causeway
A 48-year-old male driver is assisting the police with investigations after a car caught fire following an accident involving another car on Friday.
The police said they were alerted to the accident along the Woodlands Centre slip road into the Bukit Timah Expressway, towards the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), at 6am.
Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News, citing an eyewitness account, reported a black car in flames on the left of the expressway. A red car was parked in front of it, with a dented boot and its hazard lights on. The metal railing at the side of the expressway was almost broken.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), which was also alerted to the accident at 6am, said it extinguished the fire using two water jets. It assessed one person for minor injuries, but the person declined to be taken to the hospital.
Investigations by both the police and the SCDF are ongoing.
This is the second reported case of a burning car on the roads here in two days.
On Thursday, a grey car caught fire along the PIE towards Tuas, near the Central Expressway exit.
According to Shin Min, the fire caused traffic to slow down on the expressway in both directions, with an eyewitness saying that he saw two fire engines stuck in a traffic jam for more than 10 minutes.
SCDF said it was alerted to the fire at about 2.10pm on Thursday.
“The fire involved the engine compartment of a car. SCDF extinguished the fire using two hosereels,” it said. “There were no reported injuries.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation, SCDF added.