Two heavy vehicles crash into trees in separate accidents

A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.
A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN
A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.
A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN
A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.
A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN
A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.
A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN
A lorry crashed into a tree near the junction on Jurong East Avenue 1 and Street 32 in the early hours of Wednesday (June 29).
A lorry crashed into a tree near the junction on Jurong East Avenue 1 and Street 32 in the early hours of Wednesday (June 29).PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER

SINGAPORE - Two heavy vehicles crashed into trees and tipped over in separate incidents on Tuesday (June 28) and Wednesday (June 29).

Two men were injured in one of the accidents.

On Tuesday afternoon, a tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) near the Mandai exit.

Police said the incident at SLE towards the Central Expressway was reported at 3.52pm.

The truck driver had apparently lost control of the vehicle and swerved into a tree on the left of the expressway.

The impact was so great that the truck, which tipped left on its side, uprooted the tree, Shin Min Daily News reported.

The vehicle also narrowly missed plunging into a drain.


A tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on June 28, 2016. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

The lorry driver was in shock but unhurt, Shin Min reported. He was avoiding a car that had cut into his lane, the report said.

The 30-year-old driver, who has worked in Singapore for six months, told Shin Min that he was saved by his seat belt. He is married and have two young children in India and is grateful to be alive, he told the Chinese paper.

The accident caused a traffic jam that lasted about two hours.

Two other men were not so lucky.


A lorry crashed into a tree at the junction of Jurong East Avenue 1 and Street 32 on June 29, 2016. PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER

A 28-year-old driver and a 31-year-old passenger were injured in another lorry accident at Jurong East at around 1.50am on Wednesday.

The lorry flipped left and crashed into a tree near the junction of Jurong East Avenue 1 and Street 32.

The driver was taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital and the passenger received treatment at the National University Hospital, police said.