Driver arrested after lorry skids and swerves across four lanes on Tampines Expressway

A 24-year-old lorry driver lost control of the vehicle, which then skidded across four lanes before tipping over in an accident on the Tampines Expressway (TPE) on Thursday (Nov 17) morning. The driver was arrested.
A 24-year-old lorry driver lost control of the vehicle, which then skidded across four lanes before tipping over in an accident on the Tampines Expressway (TPE) on Thursday (Nov 17) morning. The driver was arrested. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver lost control of the vehicle, which then skidded across four lanes before tipping over in an accident on the Tampines Expressway (TPE) on Thursday (Nov 17) morning.

Police said that the accident involved a lorry and a minibus. The 24-year-old lorry driver was arrested.

The harrowing accident happened on the TPE towards the Pan-Island Expressway at about 8.20am.

Footage taken on an in-car camera was shared on the Singapore Taxi Driver Facebook group on Thursday night.

It was a close shave for the vehicle the video was taken from, as the lorry swerved wildly and appeared to bump it on the right before veering off to the next lane.

It tipped on its side, and slid for some distance at the expressway exit, before coming to a stop.

It is understood that the driver was driving a company vehicle without permission.