7 people, including children, injured after 4-vehicle accident in Woodlands

The chain collision involving two cars and two lorries happened along Woodlands Avenue 5, towards Woodlands Avenue 9, shortly before 6am.
The chain collision involving two cars and two lorries happened along Woodlands Avenue 5, towards Woodlands Avenue 9, shortly before 6am.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ NUR'AIN ROSMAN
The chain collision involving two cars and two lorries happened along Woodlands Avenue 5, towards Woodlands Avenue 9, shortly before 6am.
The chain collision involving two cars and two lorries happened along Woodlands Avenue 5, towards Woodlands Avenue 9, shortly before 6am.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ NUR'AIN ROSMAN

SINGAPORE - Seven people aged 10 to 35 were sent to hospital after an accident in Woodlands on Sunday (June 4) morning.

The chain collision involving two cars and two lorries happened along Woodlands Avenue 5, towards Woodlands Avenue 9, shortly before 6am.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, the police said they were alerted to the accident at 5.57am.

Five people aged between 16 and 35 were taken Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, while two children, aged 10 and 11, taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

All seven were still conscious.

The Straits Times understands that two cars and a lorry were parked on the side of the road outside the Al-Ameen Restaurant when the accident occurred.

Three people, not including the driver, were seated in the stationary lorry, and two people were about to enter it.

A lorry then hit one of the stationary cars, triggering a chain collision that ended up injuring the driver and passenger of the lorry as well as five others.

Facebook user Nur'Ain Rosman posted photos and video on Facebook, and said that the two cars and one lorry were her friend's vehicles.

She told Stomp that five of her friends were victims of the accident, and suffered injuries such as fractured limbs, abrasions and a dislocated jaw.

Police investigations are ongoing.