1 dead, 2 injured in accident involving 2 motorcycles and a lorry at Tuas Checkpoint; lorry driver arrested

The accident at Tuas Checkpoint took place during the morning peak period.
The accident at Tuas Checkpoint took place during the morning peak period.PHOTO: LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY

SINGAPORE - One person died and two others were injured in a traffic accident at the Tuas Checkpoint on Tuesday (Dec 6), causing delays during the morning peak period.

In a press release, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said the traffic situation resumed to normal at 8.30am. It had earlier warned motorists to expect delays.  It added that the accident involved three Malaysian motorcyclists, including a pillion rider.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to a call for ambulance assistance at 5.09am, and dispatched an ambulance.  A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. A male and female in their 30s, were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

Cargo goods driver Ranjandran Ramasamy, 35, told The Straits Times he was stuck in the jam from 5.30am, and arrived in Singapore from Johor Bahru only at 9am. It usually takes him just one hour to get into Singapore, he said.

Police said they have arrested a 45-year-old lorry driver, for causing death by negligent act. The Straits Times understands that he is also Malaysian. The accident involved two motorcycles and a lorry.