Man’s Tangled iPhone Cable Causes Multiple Cars to Crash in Singapore

A driver’s iPhone charging cable got tangled with his car’s steering wheel on Friday, causing multiple cars to crash in Singapore.

No injuries were reported in the accident that wrecked four cars which occurred at Pasir Ris Drive 1 towards Pasir Ris Drive 12, The Straits Times reported. The crash, which happened at 9:27 a.m., involved a taxi and three other cars, according to local authorities.

One of the drivers, identified only by his last name Yeo, said his iPhone charging cable jammed the steering wheel after it got caught and tangled, causing him to lose control of his car.

Propelled to the right lane, his car crashed into another car, sending both vehicles into the middle of the road, colliding with the divider and sending metal rods from a structure flying. 

One of the dislodged rods flew straight into the hood of a private hire car driven by a driver surnamed Goh. Another metal rod hit a taxi. In an interview with The Straits Times, Goh said he overtook a taxi which had pulled over to pick up a passenger. He then saw a rod flying over, missing him narrowly as he jammed his brakes.

“Everything was so sudden. If I was going faster, the rod would have hit me,” the 26-year-old was quoted as saying.

Two fire bikes and an ambulance from to the the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to the scene.

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