9-vehicle chain collision in KPE tunnel: Woman driver and 14-year-old girl taken to hospital

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A 40-year-old female car driver and a 14-year-old female passenger were taken to the hospital after a nine-vehicle chain collision in the Kallang–Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) on Thursday afternoon (Oct 27).

Stomp Eric rushed to the scene as his wife and daughter were in the accident. His wife was driving his car.

He posted a video on TikTok about the accident, which shows his wife suffered minor injuries on her left forearm and what appears to be blood on his daughter's lower eyelid.

The Stomper wrote in the video: "My family members discharged, all okay!"

The airbags in his car were activated in the collision.

The video also shows the mangled vehicles after the crash with the police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force at the scene.

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In response to a Stomp query, police said they were alerted to the accident involving eight cars and one van on the KPE towards the Tampines Expressway after Bartley Road East at about 4.45pm.

A 54-year-old male car driver, 38-year-old female car driver and 43-year-old van driver are assisting with investigations, which are ongoing, said police.

This is the second incident in the KPE tunnel this week.

The police are investigating a lorry driver who allegedly caused a massive seven-hour jam at the Nicoll Highway entrance to KPE on Monday (Oct 24) after several heavy metal plates fell from his vehicle.

The driver’s alleged failure to secure the metal plates is believed to be the focus of the investigation, reported The Straits Times.

The Land Transport Authority said: “Preliminary assessment was that the metal plates could have fallen off from a lorry, and this was confirmed when the driver of the lorry subsequently returned to the incident site with lifting equipment to retrieve the metal plates.”