Man, 27, dies after his car rams into excavator in Upper Jurong Road


SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old man has died after his car rammed into an excavator in Upper Jurong Road on Tuesday (May 23) night.

The accident happened on the road leading towards Boon Lay Way, after Mr Oh Wei Loong's black Honda drove into an excavator that was being used by energy contractor Integrate Engineers for cable-laying works, Lianhe Wanbao reported on Wednesday (May 24).

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, the police said they were alerted to the accident at 8.52pm on Tuesday (May 23).

The Singapore Civil Defence force also received a call at around 8.55pm, and dispatched a fire engine, fire bike, red rhino, ambulance and support vehicle to the scene.

When SCDF officers arrived, they found Mr Oh trapped in the car's driver seat and freed him from the vehicle in 15 minutes with the help of hydraulic rescue tools.

Mr Oh was taken unconscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the excavator managed to escape unharmed.

According to Lianhe Wanbao, before the incident happened, there were safety cones on the road to alert incoming vehicles that road works were taking place.

Lianhe Wanbao reported that road works have been suspended at the site of the accident to aid police investigations, which are ongoing.

Mr Oh is survived by an infant son who turns three in June.