SINGAPORE – A driver was killed when his car crashed into a Tower Transit bus in Woodlands on Thursday morning.

Nine people were taken to hospital for treatment.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the accident at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 9 and Woodlands Avenue 4 at about 6.10am.

Of the nine people who were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported that two were seriously injured.

Lianhe Zaobao reported that the yellow car in the accident was driving straight when it collided with the bus that was turning right at the junction.

The car crashed headfirst into the middle of the bus and the impact crushed the front of the car.

An SCDF paramedic pronounced the car driver dead at the scene.

The Straits Times has contacted the police and the bus operator for more information.