Accident involving five vehicles causes major Sunday morning jam on BKE

Traffic reduced to a standstill on the BKE after an accident involving five vehicles.
Traffic reduced to a standstill on the BKE after an accident involving five vehicles.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - A car, a motorcycle, a minibus and two lorries were involved in an accident which caused a major traffic jam on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Sunday (Nov 29) morning.

The 40-year-old motorcyclist and a 27-year-old car driver, both men, were sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for treatment.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, a police said it was alerted to the accident, which occurred near the Mandai Road exit towards Woodlands, at around 7.38am.

The Land Transport Authority first tweeted about the accident at 7.59pm. The LTA advised motorists to avoid lanes 1 and 3 on the expressway.

In further tweets over the next two hours, it said there was congestion till the Kranji Expressway (KJE) exit.

A Straits Times reader sent in a photo that showed traffic slowing to a mere crawl, with cars almost bumper to bumper due to the accident.

Twitter user Azlan Askaary had also warned motorists to avoid the BKE as there was a "massive jam right after Bukit Panjang".

Police investigations into the accident are ongoing.