Fatal accident on BKE causes traffic snarl

A policeman handcuffing the lorry driver, who allegedly caused the accident. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
A policeman handcuffing the lorry driver, who allegedly caused the accident. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
The lorry that was involved in the accident. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
The lorry that was involved in the accident. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
The accident caused a traffic jam during the morning rush hour. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
The accident caused a traffic jam during the morning rush hour. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
SCDF washing the blood off the road. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
SCDF washing the blood off the road. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
A trail of blood on the road where the accident occurred. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
A trail of blood on the road where the accident occurred. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
A 25-year-old man was killed on Monday morning in a three-vehicle, rush hour collision on the Bukit Timah Expressway. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH
A 25-year-old man was killed on Monday morning in a three-vehicle, rush hour collision on the Bukit Timah Expressway. -- ST PHOTO: TIFFANY GOH

SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old man was killed on Monday morning in a three-vehicle, rush hour collision on the Bukit Timah Expressway.

The accident, which involved a lorry, van and car, happened at about 7.30am near the Bukit Panjang exit.

The Straits Times understands that the van driver was killed on the spot.

The cause of the accident is still unknown, but the 45-year-old lorry driver has been arrested in connection with the case, police said.

Investigations are ongoing.

The accident caused a tailback stretching all the way to Woodlands, and closed the Bukit Panjang exit for several hours.

When The Straits Times got to the accident scene at about 11am, traffic was slow-moving and the exit was still closed.

Meanwhile, Singaporeans caught in the delay took to social media to vent their frustrations.

Twitter user Hakeem Sukor tweeted: "The massive jam at BKE (PIE) is like the Woodlands checkpoint jam."