More serious accidents on Singapore roads, many fatal

More serious accidents on Singapore roads, many fatal

SINGAPORE - A series of accidents have occurred on Singapore's roads recently, with many resulting in death or injury to those involved, while also inconveniencing other road users and motorists.

On Wednesday, May 20, an accident involving a tow-truck and a trailer occurred at a filter road on exit 1 towards the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) (Tuas) and Tampines Expressway near Airport Boulevard.

The collision caused a 16-wheel trailer to topple on its left and damaged barricades at a construction site for Changi Airport Terminal 4.

The accident shut down the PIE exit on the East Coast Parkway (ECP) for 11 hours, reported The Straits Times.

Earlier this week on Tuesday, May 19, two drivers were trapped after an accident involving a bus, lorry and truck on the Seletar Expressway (SLE).

The New Paper reported that the truck driver had dialled for an ambulance when he saw that both the lorry driver and the SBS Transit bus driver were trapped and moaning in pain.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers freed the two trapped drivers using hydraulic rescue tools, and they were conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital along with two passengers.

According to The Straits Times, the accident caused a snaking traffic jam that took three hours to clear.

In another incident the previous week, a nurse was killed after she was run over by an SBS Transit bus.

In the incident on May 15, Ms Lucinia Wong Hang Yee, 30, was hit by the bus as it turned out of Punggol interchange while she was on her way to work.

SCDF officers had to manually pull her out from underneath the vehicle after she was trapped between the front and back tyres, and the bus driver was later arrested and suspended by SBS Transit, The New Paper reported.

Last month, a wheelchair user was knocked down by a truck while he was crossing a road at Sungei Kadut Steet 6.

According to The New Paper, the impact from the collision had sent Mr Lim Chin Huat, 44, flying off his wheelchair, but he remained conscious as he was sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

However, he suffered head injuries, and died in hospital on Monday, May 18.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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