Lorry driver crashes into car on BKE, 2 taken to hospital

Dashboard camera footage of the incident shared on Facebook shows the lorry hurtling towards the left rear of the car.
Dashboard camera footage of the incident shared on Facebook shows the lorry hurtling towards the left rear of the car.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/BEH CHIA LOR

SINGAPORE - A 52-year-old lorry driver crashed into the rear of a silver Toyota on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) last Thursday night (May 24), injuring himself and a car passenger in the accident.

The Straits Times understands that the lorry driver had claimed he felt giddy before losing control of his vehicle.

The police said they were alerted to the accident involving four cars and a lorry on the BKE towards Woodlands at about 10.30pm.

The lorry driver and a 36-year-man, who was a passenger in the Toyota, were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in a conscious state.

Dashboard camera footage of the incident shared on Facebook shows the lorry hurtling towards the left rear of the car, pushing it towards the central road divider.

The rear bumper of the car was torn apart and could be seen flying under the lorry.

ST understands that the impact also caused a chain collision, with three others cars in front of the Toyota suffering damage.

Another video of the accident shows the lorry quickly moving from the first lane to the third lane, while narrowly missing a few motorcyclists.

Police investigations are ongoing.