Source: Facebook/ Hock Seng Lee
In what seems to be a first, a Singapore car crashed onto railway tracks on the Causeway on Monday, 6th June 2016 at 4:40am. 5 fellow motorists rescued the 39-year-old male Singaporean from the badly damaged car. Thankfully, the driver survived save for a few scratches. He is currently assisting Malaysian authorities in investigating the car crash.
Source: Facebook/ Traffic Info Crew
The badly damaged car was leaning on the water pipe, but no damage to the water pipe was reported and water supply to Singapore was unaffected. But train services between Singapore and Malaysia was delayed for about an hour, and two train services were cancelled. Train services only fully resumed at 7 am.
It is believed that the driver had lost control of his vehicle, causing the crash, whilst on his way back to Singapore. Car accidents are mainly caused by driver error, such as drink driving and distracted driving. But it can also be due to road conditions as well as the mechanical performance of cars. Mechanical issues due to a failure to maintain or service the car properly can lead to such crashes.
Written by: Merryl
H/T : Straits Times