Close shave for driver after forklift arm impales car in Choa Chu Kang

The impact drove one of the forklift's arms through the front of the car and into the driver's seat.
The impact drove one of the forklift's arms through the front of the car and into the driver's seat. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
The forklift arm pierced through the front of the car.
The forklift arm pierced through the front of the car. PHOTO SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A 65-year-old man escaped relatively unscathed when a forklift rammed into his car in Choa Chu Kang on Tuesday (Oct 17).

The impact saw the forklift arm pierce through the car into the driver's seat, according to photos published by Shin Min Daily News.

Police said they responded to the accident along Choa Chu Kang Way towards Sungei Kadut Drive at 2.37pm.

The man, who was alone in his car, suffered only minor scratches.

He was able to escape from the wreckage on his own, and was later taken conscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

The Straits Times understands that the forklift was being driven onto a lorry outside an army camp when it hit the car, which was travelling in the middle lane.


The forklift was being driven onto a lorry near the entrance of an army camp. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS 

It was unclear what caused the forklift driver to lose control of the machine.

Police investigations are ongoing.