49-year-old motorcyclist seriously injured after accident along TPE

A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital after an accident along the Tampines Expressway on Tuesday.
A 49-year-old man was taken to hospital after an accident along the Tampines Expressway on Tuesday.PHOTOS: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A motorcyclist was taken to hospital with what appears to be serious injuries after an accident along the Tampines Expressway (TPE) on Tuesday (June 6).

The Straits Times understands that the accident occurred when the rider lost control of his vehicle and skidded.

A video contributed to citizen journalism site Stomp shows several vehicles and motorcycles along TPE and one man lying on the road.

Two men wearing Singapore Armed Forces uniforms are shown directing traffic.

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times that it responded to a traffic accident along TPE towards the Seletar Expressway at 2pm.

Police and the SCDF said a 49-year-old man was taken unconscious to Changi General Hospital. The hospital was alerted to be on standby, which is typical for cases that involve more serious injuries.

The Land Transport Authority in a series of tweets on Tuesday notified motorists of the accident, which occurred after the Tampines Road exit.

The accident caused two lanes to be blocked off and traffic congestion for up to 40 minutes.