Lorry runs into drain after colliding with car along Yio Chu Kang Road

SCDF personnel working to rescue the trapped lorry driver.
SCDF personnel working to rescue the trapped lorry driver.ST PHOTO: DANIEL WONG
SCDF personnel working to rescue the trapped lorry driver.
SCDF personnel working to rescue the trapped lorry driver. ST PHOTO: DANIEL WONG
The lorry ended up in a ditch after it collided with a car.
The lorry ended up in a ditch after it collided with a car. ST PHOTO: DANIEL WONG
The light-brown Volvo, which was hit by the lorry.
The light-brown Volvo, which was hit by the lorry. ST PHOTO: DANIEL WONG

SINGAPORE - A lorry ended up stuck in a ditch after it collided with a car at the junction of Yio Chu Kang Road and Begonia Drive early Monday (July 13) morning.

An eyewitness said the light brown-coloured Volvo was turning into Begonia Drive when it was hit by the lorry, which swerved and ran into a nearby drain.

Self-employed Karen Joan, who lived nearby, said she heard a loud bang. The 42-year-old came out of her house to investigate and heard screams coming from the lorry.

"I realised the male driver was trapped in the vehicle and told my son to call for an ambulance," she added.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident at 12.38am and dispatched two fire engines, two ambulances and three support vehicles to the scene.

The lorry driver had to be extricated using hydraulic cutters, said an SCDF spokesman. He was conscious and was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment.

The Volvo driver, senior manager Lim Rong Yong, 50, was not badly injured but told The Straits Times the left side of his body and leg felt sore. He was also believed to have suffered a mild concussion. 

The front left side of his car was badly damaged.