2 motorcyclists injured after CTE accident, appealing for witnesses

Two motorcyclists, aged 19 and 21, sustained injuries after an accident along the Central Expressway (CTE) on July 11.

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident, which occurred before the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 exit, at around 5.30pm.

Two people were conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, said the SCDF.

The younger victim was discharged on the same day while the other motorcyclist was discharged the following day (July 12).

The latter's brother, Mr Velan Raj, said in a Facebook post on July 25 that the accident "was caused by a reckless driver" who did not signal before cutting into the motorcyclists' lane.

The car driver had been travelling on the fourth lane when he "swerved" into the third lane, in front of Mr Velan's brother.

A photo that Mr Velan shared shows his brother lying on the road while a paramedic attended to him.

Mr Velan's brother lodged a police report on July 13, a day after he was discharged from the hospital, in which he stated that the driver "slowed down abruptly" after the lane change.

He said in his report: "I realised the car was too close. I tried to stop in time by braking.

"However, in the midst of slowing down, I lost control of my bike and it flipped. I landed on the left side of my body and slid on the surface of the road.

"A friend of mine was riding his bike behind me. Due to that, he was not able to stop in time. As such, his bike hit mine. He too fell on the road."

When contacted by Stomp, Mr Velan said his brother suffered deep abrasions on his face, both hands and both legs, in addition to a fractured collarbone. He is on 17 days of medical leave.

The other motorcyclist had abrasions on his leg and was given five days of medical leave.

"The car drove off without stopping after the accident occurred," added Mr Velan in his post.

"It's a potential cause of accident and we don't have any evidence. We can't claim for his bike damages or his own injuries.

"If anyone has the footage or any witnesses, please do come forward to help."