Crane crashes into pedestrian shelter at Bt Batok, causing it to tumble

UPDATE: In a statement on Friday (June 17), the Jurong-Clementi Town Council confirmed that no one was injured in the incident.

"Our initial findings revealed that the lorry driver failed to lower the crane before driving through the linkway," the town council said.

It added that it would assist the affected car's owner in his compensation claims.

Meanwhile, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) said that the affected area will be cordoned off from public access until the collapsed and damaged parts of the sheltered walkway are removed.

The authority also revealed that the professional engineer appointed by the town council has confirmed that the structural integrity of adjacent HDB blocks was not affected by the incident.

"BCA had directed the owner (the town council) to appoint a PE to carry out a detailed investigation and recommend permanent rectification works," it added.

At least one car has been badly crushed after a lorry crane crashed into a sheltered walkway at Bukit Batok West Avenue 6 at around 9.30am on Friday (June 17).

Photos of the toppled shelter at the Block 118 carpark were sent in to citizen journalism site Stomp.

The photos showed that one blue sedan was crushed by the weight of the shelter's roof.

According to Stomp contributors, the lorry crane had knocked down the shelter's roof, sending it crashing onto the road.

The force of the crash had also uprooted the pillars of the roof from the ground, damaging the concrete path of the walkway.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel arrived at the scene shortly after.

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