Auxiliary police officer injured after getting rammed by dislodged water barrier following collision with motorcycle

Submitted by Stomper Daniel

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An auxiliary police officer was injured after getting hit by a dislodged water barrier at the motorcycle arrival zone of the Woodlands Checkpoint on Monday (July 31) at around 1.25am.

Stomper Daniel who witnessed the accident from his vehicle said that a motorcyclist was involved in the accident as well.

Daniel had spotted a group of officers surrounding an auxiliary police officer who was lying on the road, and alerted Stomp to the incident. 

According to Daniel, a motorcyclist was seen squatting at the right side of the lane, while his helmet was placed on the left side.

In response to Stomp’s media query, an ICA spokesman said:

"A traffic accident occurred at the Woodlands checkpoint at about 1.25am on 31 July 2017.

"At the road leading up to the motorcycle arrival zone of the checkpoint, a 26-year-old male Singaporean motorcyclist had collided into one of the water barriers.

"The water barrier hit a 24-year-old auxiliary police officer who was deployed at the location to manage traffic.

"The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) ambulance was activated and conveyed the victim to a hospital for treatment. 

"Police investigations are ongoing.

"The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority would like to take the opportunity to remind motorists to drive/ride safely when using the land checkpoints."

The spokesman also added that the officer was discharged on the same day.