Motorcyclist and pillion rider taken to hospital after accident on AYE

The accident between two cars and a motorcycle along the AYE towards the Marina Coastal Expressway occurred at around 11.30am on Jan 20, 2019.
The accident between two cars and a motorcycle along the AYE towards the Marina Coastal Expressway occurred at around 11.30am on Jan 20, 2019.PHOTO: WANBAO READER

SINGAPORE - A man and a woman were taken to hospital after an accident on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Sunday (Jan 20).

The police were alerted to an accident between two cars and a motorcycle along the AYE towards the Marina Coastal Expressway at around 11.30am on Sunday.

The 35-year-old male motorcyclist and his pillion rider, a 35-year-old female, were conscious when taken to Singapore General Hospital, the police said.

According to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, the motorcyclist and the pillion rider were sent flying when the two-wheeler collided with one of the cars, which had braked suddenly and swerved to the left.

In a dashcam video sent to Wanbao, the motorcyclist was seen landing on the roof of the car he had collided with, while the female pillion rider was flung in front of the car.

Concurrently, another vehicle travelling behind on the expressway, which had captured the video, also collided with the car as it was unable to stop in time, Wanbao reported.

An eyewitness who stopped to check on the victims told Wanbao that the woman complained of pain in her back.

The Straits Times understands that the victims were not severely injured.

Police are investigating the accident.