Operator who survived fatal accident between car and excavator on Upper Jurong Rd: I had no time to react

The operator of an excavator which a black car rammed into during an accident on Upper Jurong Road on Tuesday (May 23), said that the car had just charged straight at him, and he had no time to react.  

Stomp first reported on the fatal accident on Wednesday (May 24) after being alerted by Stomper Derrick to the incident which happened at Upper Jurong Road towards Boon Lay Way on Tuesday (May 23) at 8.52pm.

The impact from the collision left the 27-year-old driver of the black car trapped in the driver seat, while the operator of the excavator was unharmed, reports Lianhe Wanbao via Lianhe Zaobao

The operator also added that he was lucky that the exactor was sturdy enough to withstand the impact of the collision. 

The driver was extracted by SCDF officers and conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he subsequently died form his injuries. 

He is survived by a 2-year-old son, and lived in a flat at Jurong West Street 42, Block 554. 

It is understood that the car had crashed into the arm of the excavator, and the driver also smelled of alcohol. 

The police have issued an official statement on the incident: 

"On May 23, 2017, at 8.52pm, the police were alerted to an accident involving a car and an excavator along Upper Jurong Road towards Boon Lay Way. 

"A 27-year-old male car driver was unconscious when conveyed to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead. 

"Police investigations are ongoing."