Five injured, two severely, in multi-vehicle pile up on PIE

A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA
A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

SINGAPORE - A collision between two lorries on Wednesday evening left five injured, and may have led to a multiple-vehicle pile up.

A spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to an accident involving two lorries at about 5:20pm along the PIE towards Changi, near the Toa Payoh exit.

Two fire engines, three ambulances, and three support vehicles were despatched. The driver of one of the lorries was trapped and had to be released with the aid of a hydraulic spreader cutter. He had serious injuries and was taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, along with three other adults who were also injured.

One child, a lorry passenger, sustained serious injuries and was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

When The Straits Times arrived at the scene arount 7:30pm, about a dozen other vehicles were seen stopped near the two lorries with various extents of damage. Some motorists said at least 14 vehicles had been affected.