13-vehicle collision on SLE due to sudden braking by one driver

A 13-vehicle collision involving nine cars, a lorry, a taxi, a pick-up and a motorcycle occurred on the Seletar Expressway on Saturday (Sept 10) night.
A 13-vehicle collision involving nine cars, a lorry, a taxi, a pick-up and a motorcycle occurred on the Seletar Expressway on Saturday (Sept 10) night.PHOTO: TWITTER/@SHAHAIRUUN

SINGAPORE - One driver's sudden braking caused a 13-vehicle collision on the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on Saturday (Sept 10) night.

The accident took place at the junction of the SLE and Lentor Avenue, and police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force were notified at 10.46pm.

According to the police, the accident involved nine cars, a lorry, a taxi, a pick-up and a motorcycle.

An ambulance was dispatched and one person was taken, conscious, to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

A driver who witnessed the scene, Mr Rizal Rashid, wrote on Facebook that the accident was precipitated by the lorry.

Chinese evening tabloid Shin Min Daily News reported that congestion left traffic backed up for almost 17km.

Police told The Straits Times that investigations are ongoing.