Driver taken to hospital after being rescued from toppled trailer at West Coast Highway

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A 38-year-old trailer driver was taken to hospital after the trailer he was driving toppled at the junction of West Coast Highway and Harbour Drive.

Stompers Suriya and Sam alerted Stomp to the incident and shared photos and a video taken at the scene.

In photos Suriya received from a friend who was passing by, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers are seen rescuing the driver from the cab of the trailer.

An SCDF spokesman told Stomp that they responded to the accident at about 12pm.

"A person was trapped in the vehicle and was rescued by SCDF using hydraulic rescue tools," he said.

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In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted at 12.02pm.

"The driver, a 38-year-old man was conscious when conveyed to Singapore General Hospital," a spokesman said.

Police investigations are ongoing.