Five injured in two accidents involving 19 cars on PIE

Nineteen cars were involved in two separate accidents on the PIE on Monday morning at around 7am.
Nineteen cars were involved in two separate accidents on the PIE on Monday morning at around 7am. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Nineteen cars were involved in two separate accidents on the PIE on Monday morning at around 7am.
Nineteen cars were involved in two separate accidents on the PIE on Monday morning at around 7am.ST PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
A Singapore Civil Defence Force vehicle on its way to another incident was also in the accident.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force vehicle on its way to another incident was also in the accident. ST PHOTO: LIANHAE WANBAO
Full-time National Serviceman was going to Bukit Gombak camp in a taxi when it crashed.
Full-time National Serviceman was going to Bukit Gombak camp in a taxi when it crashed.ST PHOTO: LIANHAE WANBAO
Math professor and his family were on their way to National Technological University.
Math professor and his family were on their way to National Technological University. ST PHOTO: LIANHAE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - Five people were injured in two multi-car pile ups on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on Monday morning.

The two accidents happened at two separate locations on the PIE towards Tuas, causing a jam from the exit at Jurong West Avenue 2 to the Clementi Avenue 6 exit.

A Lianhe Wanbao reporter who was at the scene counted 11 vehicles in the second accident site, the paper reported. But according to police, there were eight vehicles at each location.

It is understood that some vehicles left the scene and 16 car owners made police reports.

Five people were conveyed to the National University Hospital, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), adding that one man refused to be taken to hospital.

An SCDF vehicle, which was responding to another incident, was also involved in one of the crashes.

Among the injured were a full-time national servicemen, a math professor and his wife, Wanbao reported.

The 23-year-old NSF, whose surname is Su, was on his way to Bukit Gombak camp in a taxi. He blacked out from the impact, and woke only when emergency responders knocked on the car window, he recounted.

The professor told Wanbao he was sending his son to the National Technological University to take part in a freshman initiation camp.

He had injuries on his right wrist, and his left ring finger was bleeding, while his wife felt pain in her ribs. Their son escaped unhurt as he was in the back seat and had his seatbelt on.