3 injured after PSA emergency response vehicle skids, hitting prime mover

A man in his 30s was trapped in a vehicle. He was later extricated by SCDF and taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A man in his 30s was trapped in a vehicle. He was later extricated by SCDF and taken to hospital with serious injuries.PHOTO: ST READER
Emergency vehicles at the scene. Three people were taken to hospital.
Emergency vehicles at the scene. Three people were taken to hospital.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - An emergency vehicle from port operator PSA was responding to a call at Keppel Road when it skidded on the wet road and hit a prime mover, injuring three of its emergency staff,.

The accident occurred after noon at 201 Keppel Road on Friday (June 23). A man in his 30s was trapped in the emergency response vehicle, and was extricated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

He had serious injuries, while two others were also injured. The three men were aged between 33 and 36, and went to Singapore General Hospital, the police said.

He was rescued by SCDF officers using hydraulic rescue tools and rushed to hospital, where workers were on standby to receive him.

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Photos sent in by an ST reader show a red vehicle, labelled "Emergency Response", with its front car smashed in. Heavy vehicles are seen at the scene.

Another photo shows several rescue workers there, along with a fire engine and an ambulance.

SCDF said it dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, a support vehicle and three ambulances.

A PSA Corporate spokesman told ST on Saturday that "a vehicle accident took place at PSA facilities in Keppel Terminal on Friday".

"Two of the injured staff have since been discharged while another remains hospitalised," said the spokesman. "The emergency call they were responding to earlier had been handled by another team. PSA is investigating the accident and providing assistance to the family of the staff who is in hospital."