Chain collision along PIE involving 12 vehicles causes massive jam during peak hours

A chain collision involving 12 vehicles along the rightmost lane of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Monday morning (Nov 13) caused a massive jam during the peak hours. 

A police spokesman said that the vehicles involved in the accident include a van, a taxi, five cars and five motorcycles along the PIE towards Changi, close to the Lornie Road exit at around 7.10am. 

According to The Straits Times, the first vehicle in the chain was a van.

The van driver had engaged the brake suddenly, and other motorists behind were unable to stop in time, leading to a chain collision. 

A traffic congestion ensued, lasting up to two hours, with vehicle lines stretching up to 10km. 

The incident was captured on the dashboard camera of a passing motorcyclist and uploaded on Facebook user Ma Zhiqiang's page.

In the video, a line of vehicles could be seen on the rightmost lane amidst the jam.

There were some motorcycles lying on the road, and some distance away, a damaged grey van could be seen.

In response to a media query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted to the accident at 7.11am and an ambulance was dispatched. 

However, no one was conveyed to hospital.