17 hurt in three-vehicle accident along AYE near Clementi

SINGAPORE - At least 17 people were hurt in an accident involving two lorries and a bus along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Thursday (June 23) morning.

The Straits Times understands that all 17 were passengers from one of the lorries.

They all suffered minor injuries.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the accident near the AYE's Clementi Avenue 6 exit, in the direction of the Marina Coastal Expressway, at around 7.15am.

It dispatched a fire engine, three ambulances and a support vehicle to the scene.

Nine of the injured were taken to the National University Hospital, while the rest went to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

The Land Transport Authority first tweeted about the accident at 7.15am, and asked motorists to avoid lane 3 of the expressway.

Subsequent tweets warned of congestion till the Jurong Town Hall Road exit.

A police spokesman said investigations are ongoing.