Cement mixer truck hits electricity box in Serangoon, disrupting power supply to 21 homes

A worker from a tow truck company was seen inside the cement mixer truck that was involved in an accident at Blandford Drive on April 6, 2019.
A worker from a tow truck company was seen inside the cement mixer truck that was involved in an accident at Blandford Drive on April 6, 2019.ST PHOTO: WANG HUI FEN

SINGAPORE - A cement mixer truck hit an electricity overground box in the Serangoon Garden area on Saturday afternoon (April 6), disrupting power supply to 21 households.

The police and Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted to the accident at 67 Blandford Drive towards Berwick Drive around 4.05pm.

The driver, a 43-year-old man, was conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, said the police.

A witness told The Straits Times that the driver managed to climb out of the truck, which was wedged between a tree and a wall of one of the houses along the road.

He was later seen sitting by the roadside, said the witness, who lives in the area.

Workers from a tow truck company were at the scene around 7pm, attempting to dislodge the truck.

Representatives from SP Group and NParks contractors were still at the site at around 8pm.

The power disruption was due to the accident, which damaged the electricity overground box, said an SP Group spokesman.

He said that electricity supply was disrupted to 21 customers at 4.19pm.

The spokesman added that its officers were immediately deployed to the affected area, and supply was progressively restored from 5.20pm.

Power supply resumed at 6.15pm for all households except for one house that was blocked by the cement mixer truck.

SP Group understands that the house is currently unoccupied as it is undergoing renovations.

Correction note: This article has been edited for clarity.