3 sent to hospital after SBS Transit bus accident outside Changi Airport T3

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SINGAPORE — Three people, including a trapped driver, were taken to the Changi General Hospital after an accident involving an SBS Transit bus outside Changi Airport Terminal 3 on Wednesday (22 September).

The driver was rescued from his seat in the bus using hydraulic rescue equipment, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) in response to media queries by Yahoo News Singapore.

Tammy Tan, SBS Transit senior vice president of corporate communications, said that the service 27 bus driver had sustained leg abrasions and was taken to the hospital along with two passengers.

The police identified the trio as a 59-year-old male bus driver, a 34-year-old woman, and a 42-year-old man.

The driver had mounted a kerb at about 1pm when it was exiting the basement of Changi Airport's T3 towards T1, along 65 Airport Boulevard, said Tan.

An alert was issued on the SMRT Connect app at 3.50pm alerting commuters to the accident. A photo taken at the site of the accident and circulating online shows an SBS Transit bus crashing into a pillar underneath the Skytrain track with a police car nearby.

"We are trying to get in touch with the passengers as we were not able to do so at the scene. We would like to extend our care and concern for their well-being and to render assistance," Tan said.

"We would also like to apologise to affected passengers and motorists for the inconvenience caused."

SBS Transit is currently assisting the police in their investigations, she added.

A Changi Airport Group spokesperson confirmed the accident, saying that no services have been running on the affected Skytrain track and there is no impact to its infrastructure.

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