Men use hands and shovels to remove spilled dirt from lorry that toppled on SLE, exit closed

Submitted by Stomper Watson

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A 44-year-old man was taken to hospital after a tipper truck skidded and toppled along a slip road on the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on Thursday afternoon (June 15).

Stomper Watson alerted Stomp to the incident and shared a photo and video taken at the scene that has been circulating on WhatsApp.

In the video, men are seen using their hands and shovels to remove reddish-brown dirt that had spilled from the lorry onto the road.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) sent out a tweet at 1.21pm that the slip road from the SLE to the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), towards the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), was closed.

In a later tweet, the authority said there was a jam on the expressway that stretched to the Woodlands Avenue 2 exit.

According to The Straits Times, the National Environment Agency's service provider had cleared the dirt from the road by 7pm.

In response to media queries, the police said they were alerted to the accident at 1.08pm.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said that a 44-year-old man was conscious when he was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Investigations are ongoing.