Motorcyclist pinned under a car after accident on CTE

The Land Transport Authority sent a tweet at around 9.20am to say an accident had occurred along the CTE towards the city before the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 exit. -- ST PHOTO: DANIEL NEO 
The Land Transport Authority sent a tweet at around 9.20am to say an accident had occurred along the CTE towards the city before the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 exit. -- ST PHOTO: DANIEL NEO 

SINGAPORE - An accident along the southbound Central Expressway (CTE) on Friday morning left a motorcyclist pinned under the rear of a car.

A Singapore Civil Defence spokesperson said that they were alerted to the accident at the CTE towards city before Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 exit at around 9am in the morning. An ambulance was dispatched and a Malay male in his 20s was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Law undergraduate Danielle Oh, 21, was on her way to school when she witnessed the incident taking place. She saw a white car on the rightmost lane of the expressway brake suddenly when it was switching lanes, and this caused the motorcyclist behind to crash into it.

"The car jam braked suddenly and the motorbike couldn't stop in time. After he flew off the bike, he was stuck under the car," said Ms Oh. "There was another motorbike behind it and the second (rider) also flew off his bike."

The accident involved two motorcyles and two cars. The Land Transport Authority sent a tweet at around 9.20am about the accident and advised motorists to avoid lanes one and two along the expressway.

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