Lorry driver trapped after head-on collision with private bus on Pioneer Road

The 44-year-old male lorry driver was trapped in his vehicle after colliding with a private bus.
The 44-year-old male lorry driver was trapped in his vehicle after colliding with a private bus.

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver was trapped in his vehicle after colliding head-on with a private bus in Pioneer on Wednesday (April 12) morning.

The 44-year-old man had to be rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel using hydraulic tools after the accident, which took place at around 6.30am at the junction of Gul Road and Pioneer Road. 

He was conveyed conscious to the National University Hospital, which was told to be on standby to receive him.

Two other men - the 60-year-old male bus driver and a 32-year-old male passenger from the bus - were taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital, a police spokesman said. 

Photographs taken by an eyewitness, which were sent to citizen journalism website Stomp, showed that the front of the lorry was completely smashed. The driver's door was also dislodged.

The front windscreen of the private bus was also shattered, but it did not appear to be too heavily damaged.

SCDF said it dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, two ambulances and a support vehicle.

Police investigations are ongoing.