Lorry crashes into walkway in Serangoon Road, driver arrested for drink driving

The lorry appeared to have mounted the kerb and destroyed the roof of the sheltered walkway.
The lorry appeared to have mounted the kerb and destroyed the roof of the sheltered walkway.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
The lorry appeared to have mounted the kerb and destroyed the roof of the sheltered walkway.
The lorry appeared to have mounted the kerb and destroyed the roof of the sheltered walkway.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver was arrested for drink driving after crashing his vehicle into a covered walkway in the early hours of Monday (March 12).

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to an accident involving a lorry in Serangoon Road towards Upper Serangoon Road at 12.28am.

The lorry driver, a 34-year-old man, was taken conscious to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said he was trapped in his vehicle and was released by SCDF officers.

The hospital was alerted to be on standby for his arrival.

He was subsequently arrested for suspected drink driving, police said.

Photos of the scene published in Shin Min Daily News on Monday showed the badly damaged vehicle, which had the logo of freight forwarding company Applied Movers & Trading on it, on the grass.

It appeared to have mounted the kerb and destroyed the roof of the sheltered walkway. Debris littered the path.

An eyewitness who gave his name as Mr Huang, a 28-year-old auditor, told Shin Min that the impact tore open parts of the vehicle, spilling paper boxes and other items on the road.

Police investigations are ongoing.