Driver arrested after accident involving two lorries, one crashes into pedestrian walkway

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A lorry crashed into a pedestrian walkway near Block 298A, Compassvale Street and damaged its shelter earlier today afternoon (Sep 25), after an accident with another lorry.

Stomper Koen came across the collision scene at around 3pm. He contributed photos showing the vehicle flipped over on its side and authorities at the scene.

The lorry had also hit a small tree and caused soil to be spilled over the pavement.

Koen told Stomp in a phone interview: "The lorry looked quite damaged. Its windows and windscreen were broken."

In response to media queries by Stomp, the police said they were alerted to an accident involving two lorries at the junction of Compassvale Street and Punggol Road.

A 59-year-old male lorry driver was arrested for an offence of rash act in relation to the case.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Stomp that it was alerted to the accident at about 12.35pm and dispatched one ambulance to the scene.

A woman in her 50s was assessed with minor injuries and refused conveyance to hospital.

She is believed to be the passenger in the lorry.

The Land Transport Authority tweeted at 3.04pm that the accident left the stretch of Punggol Road after Compassvale Street closed.

SBS Transit bus services also skipped the bus stop at Block 298A, but they resumed at 4pm.

An officer there said the entire shelter at the pedestrian walkway will have to be replaced, reported The Straits Times.