Hit by a tonne of bricks - literally

Hit by a tonne of bricks - literally

A driver lost control of his 22-wheel lorry at Senoko Drive on Thursday afternoon, causing it to fall onto its side and its cargo of bricks to spill onto the road.

He escaped unscathed and climbed out of the lorry on his own, reported Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao yesterday.

A witness, who gave her name only as Ms Wu, 51, said she saw the accident from her second-storey office.

She said the lorry had been going down a slope when it went out of control.


"After the driver lost control, the lorry headed towards the road shoulder and there was a loud screeching sound," Ms Wu said.

More than 30 people rushed to see if the driver needed help. Although he was not hurt, he looked scared, Ms Wu said.

The lorry windscreen was smashed and a 10m long skid mark caused by the lorry braking could be seen on the road, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

Some of the bricks that fell broke a guardrail and a number fell into a drain.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it sent an ambulance to the scene, but no one needed to be sent to the hospital.

The police took away a man in his 30s, believed to be the lorry driver, for investigation.

This article was first published on Nov 29, 2014.
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