44-year-old woman hurt after car crashes into parked lorry on PIE


SINGAPORE - A 44-year-old woman was hurt when her car crashed into the back of a lorry on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) in the wee hours of Tuesday (March 13).

The lorry, which was parked in the first lane, appeared to be involved in works being carried out on the expressway at the time.

The lorry's warning lights were turned on and several traffic cones were placed on the lane. Another lorry was parked in front of it.

The dramatic crash, which caused the car to be wedged under the lorry, was captured by a dashboard camera and the video was posted in the Singapore No.1 All in One Sharing / Updates Facebook group on Tuesday afternoon.

The police told The Straits Times they were alerted to an accident involving a car and two lorries on the PIE, towards Tuas, at about 1.20am. The accident occurred after the Eunos Road exit.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said the woman was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, which was alerted to be on standby to receive her.

The police said that she was conscious when taken to the hospital.

ST understands that she suffered spinal injuries, and cuts on her left arm. 

Two passengers were believed to be in the car at the time, though they were not hurt.

Police investigations are ongoing.