Man's foot stuck in motorcycle footrest after 3-vehicle accident along Loyang Avenue, causing traffic congestion

The incident caused congestion along Loyang Avenue towards Changi on the morning of Oct 19, 2017.
The incident caused congestion along Loyang Avenue towards Changi on the morning of Oct 19, 2017. PHOTO: @VVILDEFOX/TWITTER

SINGAPORE - A 30-year-old man had to be rescued after getting his right foot stuck in his motorcycle's footrest in a three-vehicle accident, causing a traffic jam along Loyang Avenue on Thursday (Oct 19) morning.

The accident involved his motorcycle, a car and a bus.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel had to use hydraulic rescue tools to free him.

The man suffered a swollen ankle and burns on his leg from the motorcycle's exhaust pipe.

An SCDF spokesman said it was alerted to the incident along Loyang Avenue towards Changi Village at 8.15am, and took the man to Changi General Hospital.

According to photos posted on Twitter by a motorist, an ambulance, a Red Rhino and fire bikes were spotted near the scene of the incident.

https://twitter.com/vvildefox/status/920812293658570752

The Land Transport Authority first tweeted about the incident at 8.53am.

A second tweet warned motorists of congestion near the Cranwell Road and Loyang Avenue traffic junction.