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3-vehicle accident causes hour-long traffic jam on PIE

The white lorry that was behind the green lorry. The passenger, in his 20s, was trapped in the vehicle, and was later conveyed conscious to the National University Hospital.  -- ST PHOTO: YE0 SAM JO 
The white lorry that was behind the green lorry. The passenger, in his 20s, was trapped in the vehicle, and was later conveyed conscious to the National University Hospital.  -- ST PHOTO: YE0 SAM JO 
The white lorry that was behind the green lorry. The passenger, in his 20s, was trapped in the vehicle, and was later conveyed to the National University Hospital. The driver, Mr Loo Cheng Kan, was not injured. -- ST PHOTO: YE0 SAM JO 
The white lorry that was behind the green lorry. The passenger, in his 20s, was trapped in the vehicle, and was later conveyed to the National University Hospital. The driver, Mr Loo Cheng Kan, was not injured. -- ST PHOTO: YE0 SAM JO 
The green lorry that was in between the trailer and the white lorry. The driver, in his 60s, was trapped in his vehicle. He was conveyed to the National University Hospital. -- ST PHOTO: YE0 SAM JO 
The green lorry that was in between the trailer and the white lorry. The driver, in his 60s, was trapped in his vehicle. He was conveyed to the National University Hospital. -- ST PHOTO: YE0 SAM JO 
The trailer driven by Mr Safuan, 53, that was in front. A three-vehicle pile-up along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) caused a massive traffic jam that lasted more than an hour on Thursday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO 
The trailer driven by Mr Safuan, 53, that was in front. A three-vehicle pile-up along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) caused a massive traffic jam that lasted more than an hour on Thursday afternoon. -- ST PHOTO: YEO SAM JO 

A three-vehicle pile-up along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) caused a massive traffic jam that lasted more than an hour on Thursday afternoon.

The accident, which happened at about 2pm just before the Clementi Road exit towards Tuas, involved a trailer and two lorries.

The driver of the trailer, who only wanted to be known as Mr Safuan, 53, had jam-braked to avoid colliding with a lorry in front of him. A green lorry behind him crashed into the trailer and swerved left, injuring the driver who was alone and is in his 60s. The white lorry, driven by Mr Loo Cheng Kan, 57, collided into the green lorry and swerved right, injuring Mr Loo's passenger, who is in his 20s.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said that the injured driver and passenger were trapped in their respective lorries. Both of them were rescued with hydraulic rescue tools and conveyed to the National University Hospital.