2 injured in chain collision along TPE involving five vehicles

Two people were sent to hospital after an accident along the Tampines Expressway on June 28, 2018.
Two people were sent to hospital after an accident along the Tampines Expressway on June 28, 2018. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ALEX SOO

SINGAPORE - Two people were injured in an accident at the Tampines Expressway (TPE) involving a tipper truck, a bus, two lorries and a car on Thursday morning (June 28).

The accident took place on the stretch of the expressway towards the Seletar Expressway, near the Loyang Avenue exit.

In response to queries, police said they were alerted to the accident at 11.11am.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the accident at 11.15am.

A 50-year-old man, who was the driver of the tipper truck, and an 18-year-old woman, who was a passenger in the car, were taken to Changi General Hospital, a police spokesman said.

A video posted by Facebook user Alex Soo showed the aftermath of the accident. The tipper truck had crashed into the rear of an SBS Transit bus. Ahead of the bus, a badly damaged car could be seen in between two lorries.

The Straits Times understands that at least one of the motorists involved was badly injured.

Police are investigating.