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Cockroach in car causes driver to crash into overpass stairs in Singapore

/ 12:43 PM January 30, 2018
The red Mazda appeared to be heavily damaged after hitting the railing at the base of the bridge's staircase in Jurong East Central on Jan 26, 2018. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JEFF JEFF

The red Mazda appeared to be heavily damaged after hitting the railing at the base of the bridge’s staircase in Jurong East Central on Jan 26, 2018. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JEFF JEFF

SINGAPORE — The sight of a cockroach crawling in her car gave a 61-year-old woman such a fright that she crashed into an overhead bridge in Jurong East Central last Friday.

In photos of the incident shared on Facebook, the red Mazda is seen mounted on the pavement. Its front bumper appeared to be heavily damaged after hitting the railing at the base of the overhead bridge staircase.

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The police said they were alerted to an accident involving a car in Jurong East Central, towards Science Centre Road, at about 7:30 a.m.

The woman was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

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The Straits Times understands that the woman, who was alone in the car, suffered minor injuries.

It is believed that she was driving along the road when she got a shock at seeing a cockroach in the car.

She lost control of the vehicle and swerved in the direction of the overhead bridge.

Her son arrived at the scene shortly after the accident.

Police are investigating.

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