Driver trapped in lorry after collision with tipper truck on PIE freed with hydraulic equipment

Kolette Lim
The Straits Times
Jan 23, 2024

A 34-year-old lorry driver had to be extricated from his vehicle after it collided with a tipper truck along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on the evening of Jan 22. 

The police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the accident on the PIE towards Tuas before the Jurong West Avenue 2 exit at about 7.30pm that day.

According to Chinese language media outlet Shin Min Daily News, the front of the lorry was severely damaged in the accident, which resulted in blocking off at least two lanes.

【本地】罗厘司机受困 民防人员割车救人

【本地】罗厘司机受困 民防人员割车救人   泛岛快速公路(PIE)朝往大士方向,昨晚(22日)7时30分左右,发生一起倾斗罗厘(Tipper truck)与罗厘相撞的车祸事故。   据本报热心读者发来的两段视频,涉事的白色罗厘因巨大撞击力,车头严重损毁变形,零件散落满地。另外,罗厘车顶大面积往内凹陷,坐在驾驶座的司机险被“压顶”。   画面显示,至少10名民防人员围着白色罗厘执行救援任务,抓紧时间割车救人,把受困的司机救出。   警方与民防部队受询时证实这起车祸。警方发言人指,一名34岁男性罗厘司机在清醒情况下送院。案件调查中。(报道:余忠达)(图:读者提供)   (详情请看《新明日报》。有新闻线索,请拨新闻热线:91918727。)

Posted by Shin Min Daily News 新明日报 on Tuesday, 23 January 2024


When SCDF officers arrived at the scene, they found the lorry driver trapped in his seat.

They freed him from his vehicle using hydraulic rescue equipment, and he was conscious when he was taken to the National University Hospital. 

Police investigations are ongoing.

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