Accident between pickup and trailer in Bedok North St 1 blocks off road

The trailer had been transporting beams, which slid off the vehicle, blocking traffic along the two-lane road. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The trailer had been transporting beams, which slid off the vehicle, blocking traffic along the two-lane road. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - A man was injured when the trailer he was driving toppled on Tuesday (March 02), blocking two lanes of the dual carriageway in front of a construction site near Block 419, Bedok North Street 1.

The trailer had been transporting sheet piles, which slid off the vehicle and collided with a pick-up truck nearby. The vehicle was righted and the lanes reopened at 8:30 on Tuesday night.

Workers from the site were seen helping pull the driver from the cabin of his truck.

A spokesman for the police told The Straits Times the 27-year-old trailer driver was conscious when taken to Changi General Hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told ST it received a call for assistance at about 12.05pm.

A resident, who only wanted to be known as Ms K., 34, said she was cooking when she heard what sounded like a bomb going off before noon.

She saw dust swirling about and construction workers along the street stopping work to run to the trailer.

Another resident, Ms Shazwani Shazali, 26, said she heard the sound of heavy metal sliding and a loud thud afterwards.

She said: "The construction work has been going on for a while and it's always been very noisy, so I didn't find out what happened."

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