Lorry driver arrested for drink driving after crashing into bus

The Straits Times understands that the lorry driver had been trying to avoid an object on the road when he collided into the bus, which was travelling in the opposite direction.
The Straits Times understands that the lorry driver had been trying to avoid an object on the road when he collided into the bus, which was travelling in the opposite direction.PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver was arrested for suspected drink driving after crashing into a bus in Tuas on Wednesday morning (May 16).

The police said the accident occurred in Tuas Basin Link, towards Tuas Road, at 8.15am.

The Straits Times understands that the lorry driver had been trying to avoid an object on the road when he collided into the bus, which was travelling in the opposite direction.

Police said the lorry driver, a 47-year-old man, was arrested for suspected drink driving.

Shin Min Daily News said in a report on Wednesday that the bus involved was from service 254.

A 46-year-old passer-by who gave his name as Mr Cai told Shin Min that there was glass scattered on the road from the collision.

A photo he provided showed that the lorry had gone over the centre lane marking, "squeezing" the bus onto the grass verge.

There were about 10 passengers on the bus, Shin Min reported. There were no reported injuries.