Lorry driver killed in KJE accident with tipper truck

The Singapore Civil Defence Force had to use hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the driver from the lorry after its cab was smashed in.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force had to use hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the driver from the lorry after its cab was smashed in.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

A 69-year-old lorry driver died after his vehicle hit the back of a tipper truck along the Kranji Expressway (KJE) on Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened near the Choa Chu Kang Way exit, in the direction of the Bukit Timah Expressway, at about 2.20pm. The lorry's cab was smashed in and severely damaged. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that its personnel used hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the driver from the vehicle.

The SCDF also sent a fire engine, an ambulance, two fire bikes, two Red Rhinos and two support vehicles to the accident site.

One of the support vehicles was a Heavy Rescue Tender, according to Shin Min Daily News' report.

Police confirmed that the lorry driver was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Investigations are ongoing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2017, with the headline 'Lorry driver killed in KJE accident with tipper truck'. Print Edition | Subscribe