By Seet Sok Hwee | Posted: 17 September 2010 1107 hrs
SINGAPORE: A Vietnamese woman was killed early Friday morning when a taxi ploughed into the five-foot way in front of a pub along Geylang Road.
Contractors are still trying to remove the taxi without further damaging the building's structure as the pathway where the taxi is stuck is very narrow.
There was no evacuation in the building, but the police have cordoned off two shops next to the pub.
The accident took place near the junction of Lorong 41 Geylang at 4.17am on Friday.
A passer-by said: "Around 4.15am, when I was parking my car, I heard a loud bang behind me. When I got out of my car to see what happened, I saw a taxi stuck in the corridor, and in front of it, a lady was lying on the ground."
The 30-year-old woman was pronounced dead by paramedics at 4.38am.
She was reportedly on holiday in Singapore.
The taxi driver, a man said to be in his 40s, suffered a shoulder injury and was sent to Changi General Hospital.
He was later arrested for causing death by a rash act.