Accident involving trailer and tow truck near Airport Boulevard causes PIE exit on ECP to close for 11 hours

A trailer toppled on its left on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The driver of the trailer, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was rescued at about 10.20am and taken to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A trailer toppled on its left on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The driver of the trailer, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was rescued at about 10.20am and taken to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A trailer toppled on its left on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The driver of the trailer, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was rescued at about 10.20am and taken to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A trailer toppled on its left on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The driver of the trailer, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was rescued at about 10.20am and taken to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A trailer toppled on its left on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The driver of the trailer, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was rescued at about 10.20am and taken to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A trailer toppled on its left on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The driver of the trailer, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was rescued at about 10.20am and taken to the hospital. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A traffic jam occurred along Airport Boulevard as the exit towards PIE heading to the city was closed due the the accident. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
A traffic jam occurred along Airport Boulevard as the exit towards PIE heading to the city was closed due the the accident. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The accident involving a tow truck and a trailer occurred on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The 16-wheel trailer toppled on its left and hit some barricades. -- PHOTO: SUE AALIYAH
The accident involving a tow truck and a trailer occurred on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The 16-wheel trailer toppled on its left and hit some barricades. -- PHOTO: SUE AALIYAH
The accident involving a tow truck and a trailer occurred on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The 16-wheel trailer toppled on its left and hit some barricades. -- PHOTO: SUE AALIYAH
The accident involving a tow truck and a trailer occurred on a filter road on Airport Boulevard towards PIE heading to the city. The 16-wheel trailer toppled on its left and hit some barricades. -- PHOTO: SUE AALIYAH
The Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) exit on East Coast Parkway (ECP) was closed on Wednesday morning due to an accident on the highway towards the city. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) exit on East Coast Parkway (ECP) was closed on Wednesday morning due to an accident on the highway towards the city. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) exit on East Coast Parkway (ECP) was closed on Wednesday morning due to an accident on the highway towards the city. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN
The Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) exit on East Coast Parkway (ECP) was closed on Wednesday morning due to an accident on the highway towards the city. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE - The Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) exit on East Coast Parkway (ECP) was closed on Wednesday morning due to an accident, according to a tweet by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).

The accident involving a tow truck and a trailer occurred on a filter road on exit 1 towards PIE (Tuas) and Tampines Expressway (TPE) near Airport Boulevard. The 16-wheel trailer toppled on its left and hit some barricades bordering a construction site for Changi Airport Terminal 4. The tow truck was towing a concrete pump when the incident happened, the police said.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call at 7.46am. Two Red Rhinos, one fire engine and two support vehicles were sent to the scene. The 37-year-old driver of the trailer, who was trapped inside the vehicle, was rescued at about 10.20am and taken to Changi General Hospital.  

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The police received a call alerting them to the incident at about 7.30am. The exit opened again almost 11 hours later.

There were at least five other accidents in Singapore on Wednesday.

One accident - involving three taxis and five cars - happened along Ayer Rajah Expressway in the direction towards Tuas. The police said they were alerted to the incident at about 8.50am. A 25-year-old man was taken conscious to Singapore General Hospital.