5 foreign workers taken to hospital after lorry they were in skids on PIE

Five men are seen sitting on the side of the road along the Pan-Island Expressway while five others are standing around.
Five men are seen sitting on the side of the road along the Pan-Island Expressway while five others are standing around.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ MATTHIAS GOH

SINGAPORE - At least five people were taken to hospital after a lorry they were in skidded and fell on its side along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Saturday (Oct 28) morning.

A photo of the accident site, uploaded to Facebook by Matthias Goh, shows five men sitting on the side of the road while five others are seen standing around. A lorry is shown on its side in the first lane.

The accident occurred along PIE towards Changi Airport after Jurong Town Hall Road, the police told The Straits Times.

They were alerted to the accident at 7.23am and five passengers aged between 21 and 36 were taken conscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

ST understands that at least one of the foreign workers had a fracture, while the others felt dizzy and suffered swelling.

The lorry is believed to have skidded. No other vehicle was involved in the accident.

Police investigations are ongoing.