Traffic congestion along Braddell Road after car mounts centre divider; driver injured

A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass.
A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass. ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass.
A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass. ST PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG
A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass.
A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass. PHOTO: PANG EVELYN
SCDF said it was alerted to the accident at around 6.48am and dispatched a single ambulance.
SCDF said it was alerted to the accident at around 6.48am and dispatched a single ambulance. PHOTO: ST READER
A tow truck was also on the scene.
A tow truck was also on the scene.PHOTO: EILEEN TAN
A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass.
A black station wagon was seen with its rear end atop the centre divider which separated traffic from the Braddell Underpass. PHOTOS: PANG EVELYN, ALVIN TEO/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - Traffic was brought to a halt along Braddell Road (towards Bartley) after Toa Payoh when a car mounted a centre divider on Tuesday (April 19) morning.

The car's driver, a 46-year-old man, is believed to have lost control of his vehicle before it skidded and mounted the divider. 

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said it was alerted to the accident at 6.48am and dispatched a single ambulance. 

The driver was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for neck pain, the spokesman added. 

The Land Transport Authority tweeted about the accident at 6.56am and advised motorists to avoid the right lane.

A subsequent update at 8.55am said there was congestion till the Pan Island Expressway. 

Photos sent by Straits Times reader Pang Evelyn showed the black Mercedes with its rear end atop the divider.

A tow truck was also on the scene as police cordoned off two lanes with traffic cones.

Police investigations are ongoing.