2 injured in AYE chain collision involving 3 heavy vehicles

At least three vehicles were involved in a chain collision along the AYE on Friday (June 2).
At least three vehicles were involved in a chain collision along the AYE on Friday (June 2).PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - Two people were taken to hospital after a chain collision involving three heavy vehicles along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Friday (June 2) afternoon.

In a video shared with The Straits Times, at least three vehicles are shown in a chain collision, with the front cars of two vehicles smashed in.

A long line of heavy vehicles is seen along the road, as well as police and emergency vehicles.

The police told ST that they were alerted to an accident involving a trailer, a tipper lorry and a lorry along AYE towards Tuas near Benoi Road at 4.04pm.

The 62-year-old tipper lorry driver and the 56-year-old lorry driver were taken conscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

The Land Transport Authority said in a tweet at 4.17pm that there was an accident on the AYE towards Tuas, before the Benoi Road Exit, with congestion till Pioneer Road Exit.

It advised motorists to avoid lanes two and three.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it received a call for help at 4.03pm and dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, a support vehicle, two ambulances and two fire bikes. Two people were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.