Driver dies in blaze after rental car catches fire following carpark crash


SINGAPORE – A driver died whereas trapped in a rented car that caught fire after a collision in a carpark on Friday (Jan 7). The collision occurred in the open carpark at Block 42 Cassia Crescent, subsequent to the Geylang Police Post.

A resident of the block, who gave her title solely as Madam Ter, 47, stated she was at house when she first seen white smoke filling the air at round 3pm.

She and her husband went downstairs, the place they noticed a white Mazda 3 had crashed into one other car. The car’s bonnet was crushed and its cabin was crammed with smoke, she stated. It was not ablaze at that time.

Madam Ter, an administrator, stated: “Initially, we weren’t certain if there was somebody nonetheless in the car, so we stored knocking on the window.

“Only when we heard movement in the car did we realise that there was still someone in there.”

Alarmed, she requested her husband to name the police whereas she raced upstairs to get neighbours to assist.

Mr Wilkinson Tan, 47, a gross sales supervisor and a resident of the block, stated: “My neighbours have been calling for assist and requested me to get a pail stuffed with water to extinguish the flames.

“But by the time we could organise a response, we heard a loud explosion and the car burst into flames.”

Mr Tan stated a police officer had tried to drag the motive force out of the car however to no avail.

The fire lasted for 15 to twenty minutes, earlier than firefighters arrived. The fire was put out at about 3.40pm.

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