By Dewey Sim
A taxi collided into a motorcycle near the carpark at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at around 12.45pm today.
Driver of the ComfortDelGro taxi, Mr Wu Ching Hung, was sending his passenger to EEE when the accident occurred.
“I was heading towards the school when a motorcycle appeared on my left,” the 65-year-old said.
His taxi knocked into the right side of the motorcycle, and threw Mr Kannan Srinivasan off his bike.
The 37-year-old, who is a contractor at the PUB water treatment plant near campus, said he was on his way to lunch when the collision occurred. The Nanyang Chronicle understands that he suffered a 15-cm cut on his right leg.
The police and an ambulance were seen arriving at the scene about 20 minutes after the collision.
Eyewitnesses described the accident as “extremely dangerous”.
Third-year Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI) students Melissa Chan and Joni Sng saw the accident when they were walking towards the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS).
Chan, 21, said: “We were waiting for the taxi to pass but a motorcycle suddenly sped across and collided into it.”
“The license plates of both vehicles were flying,” Sng added. “We also heard a loud crash and I screamed.”
Chan noted that Mr Srinivasan was walking with a limp after he got off the ground.
According to campus security operations officer Fahmi Shahul, this is the first accident near the junction separating SPMS and EEE.
Sng said that slippery roads from the rain earlier this morning might have contributed to the accident.
“On rainy days, or when roads are wet, drivers should be extra careful when driving on campus,” she added.