SCDF rescue driver trapped in lorry after multiple vehicle collision on CTE

Submitted by Stomper Mohammed, Ah Boy

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Update at 3.55pm: The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescued a driver who was trapped in his vehicle after colliding with a lorry on Central Expressway (CTE).

The SCDF told Stomp that the it was alerted to the accident at around 1.15pm today (June 12), and  dispatched two fire bikes, two fire engines, one Red Rhino, one support vehicle and one ambulance.

Upon arrival, one of the driver was trapped in his seat and was rescued by the SCDF using hydraulic tools.

An SCDF spokesperson said, "The male Chinese in his 60s was conveyed conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

In response to Stomp's queries, a police spokesperson said:

"On 12th June 2017, at 1.11pm, the Police were alerted to an accident involving three lorries along CTE, towards SLE, before Yio Chu Kang exit.

"A 62-year-old male lorry driver was conscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

"Police investigations are ongoing."

Original article:

Stompers Mohammed and Ah Boy alerted Stomp to an accident involving multiple lorries on the Central Expressway (CTE) at about 2pm today (June 12).

One lorry had crashed into the back of another lorry, and the front cabin of that lorry was badly smashed.

A video shows what appears to be driver in the front seat of the badly smashed lorry cabin.

Debris is strewn all over the road, and multiple fire engines and an ambulance can be seen at the accident scene.

Mohammed said that the crash had occurred on the CTE, towards the SLE, just after Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5.

The condition of the lorry driver is unknown at this moment.

Stomp has contacted SCDF and the Police for more information.