Close shave for driver after forklift arm pierces car

Above: The arm of the forklift pierced through the front of the car into the cabin on the driver's side. Top: The forklift was being driven onto a lorry outside an army camp when it hit the car.
Above: The arm of the forklift pierced through the front of the car into the cabin on the driver's side.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Above: The forklift was being driven onto a lorry outside an army camp when it hit the car.
Above: The forklift was being driven onto a lorry outside an army camp when it hit the car.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

A 65-year-old man had a close shave when a forklift rammed into his car in Choa Chu Kang on Tuesday.

The impact caused the forklift arm to pierce through the front of the car into the cabin on the driver's side, 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. It is unclear what caused the forklift driver to lose control of the machine. Police investigations are ongoing.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2017, with the headline 'Close shave for driver after forklift arm pierces car'. Print Edition | Subscribe