Two people were killed and three other injured after a lorry hurtled against the flow of traffic in a massive accident that took place on Saturday (30 June).
In a video posted by Facebook user ‘Nan Xing claypot rice’, the lorry appeared to be travelling on the other side of the road before swerving into the next lane which had oncoming vehicles.
In doing so, the lorry injured three people including himself, a 37-year-old motorcyclist and another man who sustained minor injuries and refused to be taken to the hospital for treatment.
The lorry driver also killed two men. A 21-year old man was pronounced dead at the scene while a 42-year-old motorcyclist was sent unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where he later died due to his injuries.
The incident took place at about 1am along Woodlands Causeway Bridge and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to the accident. They subsequently dispatched three ambulances and one fire engine to the scene.
A 30-year-old trailer driver as well as the 23-year-old lorry driver were both been arrested in relation to the accident. The trailer driver was arrested for suspected drink driving while the lorry diver for causing death by a rash act.
The accident also resulted in massive jams along the Causeway. According to motorists who were there at that time, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) closed all the lanes and did not allow anyone to enter Woodlands Checkpoint.
Many motorists reported long waiting times and ICA advised motorists to use Tuas checkpoint instead if they needed to leave the country urgently.
Departure lanes slowly started opening up at around 4.55am and all the lanes were fully re-opened by 8am.
Police investigations into the accident are ongoing.
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