Man trapped after three-vehicle accident along SLE, two people taken to hospital

A man was reportedly trapped in his seat after his vehicle hit another along the Seletar Expressway.
A man was reportedly trapped in his seat after his vehicle hit another along the Seletar Expressway.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A man was trapped in the driver's seat after an accident between three vehicles along the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on Monday (July 10) evening.

A picture shown to ST shows Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers at the scene, and a vehicle that has collided into the back of a truck.

A tipper truck, a lorry and a van were involved in the accident, the police said. 

SCDF said it was alerted to a road traffic accident involving three vehicles along the SLE towards Bukit Timah Expressway before Lentor Exit at about 4.20pm.

It dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, two fire bikes, two ambulances and two support vehicles.

Once there, SCDF rescued a trapped man using hydraulic tools.

The 68-year-old lorry driver and 63-year-old van driver were taken conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. 

The accident created a jam that lasted for up to two hours, according to the Land Transport Authority's Twitter page.

ST has contacted the police for more information.

Additional reporting by Ariffin Jamar