Fallen tree crushes vehicle, part of Aljunied Road closed for more than two hours

A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a vehicle and closing part of the road on Dec 13, 2016.
A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a vehicle and closing part of the road on Dec 13, 2016.PHOTO: MARY NG
A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a vehicle and closing part of the road on Dec 13, 2016.
A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a vehicle and closing part of the road on Dec 13, 2016.PHOTO: MARY NG
A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a vehicle and closing part of the road on Dec 13, 2016.
A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a vehicle and closing part of the road on Dec 13, 2016.PHOTO: MARY NG
A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a white vehicle and causing part of the road to be closed on Dec 13, 2016.
A tree fell across Aljunied Road, crushing a white vehicle and causing part of the road to be closed on Dec 13, 2016.PHOTO: GILBERT TEO
SCDF personnel gathering at the scene of the accident, on Dec 13, 2016.
SCDF personnel gathering at the scene of the accident, on Dec 13, 2016.PHOTO: GILBERT TEO

SINGAPORE - A tree fell across Aljunied Road on Tuesday (Dec 13) night, crushing a vehicle and closing part of the road.

Another car was also caught in the branches of one of the tree's trunks, a video from a dashboard camera showed. The video was uploaded on Roads.sg on Wednesday (Dec 14).

The tree, which had two co-dominant trunks or twin trunks, lay across the entire road and a white vehicle was trapped under one of them, photos sent by Straits Times reader Gilbert Teo showed.

The sea apple tree was removed at around 10.20pm.

Mr Teo was driving along Aljunied Road when he realised that the road ahead was closed. He was told by the police that there was a fallen tree and the road was impassable.

"I was stuck maybe about 10 to 15 mins and I took a detour into Jalan Anggerek to make my way home," he told The Straits Times.

Bus passengers were also stuck after their buses were told to turn back.

Ms Mary Ng said that her bus was stuck in nearby Merpati Road for more than 20 minutes, and they did not know what had happened.

When the bus turned out to Aljunied Road, it was asked to turn back, but the bus driver told passengers he was not sure why.

After alighting from the bus, Ms Ng walked about 10 to 15 minutes to her destination at Joo Seng Road. She only realised the road was closed due to a fallen tree when she passed by it on the way. 
 
LTA tweeted at 8.27pm that Aljunied Road towards Upper Aljunied Road was closed after MacPherson Road, due to an obstacle.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted at 8.05pm to the incident on Aljunied Road near to its junction with MacPherson Road

No injuries have been reported.

Note: This story has been updated with new information.