Fatal accident on PIE on Wednesday morning causes massive jam for more than 3 hours

A man in his 40s was killed when he got trapped under a car.
A man in his 40s was killed when he got trapped under a car. PHOTO: STOMP
A man in his 40s was killed when he got trapped under a car.
A man in his 40s was killed when he got trapped under a car. PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A 49-year-old male motorcyclist was killed in a four-vehicle accident on the Pan-Island Expressway on Wednesday (Dec 30) morning that caused roads to be congested for more than three hours. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the accident, which occurred after the Lornie Road exit in the direction of Tuas, at around 10.30am. 

SCDF officers found the man trapped underneath a car and used hydraulic rescue tools to release him. He was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. 

A police spokesman said the accident had involved two cars, a taxi and a motorcycle. It is currently investigating. 

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) notified the public of the accident on Twitter at 10.32am.

It initially advised motorists to avoid lanes 1 and 2 of the expressway.

Subsequent tweets by the LTA said that the accident had resulted in congestion up to the Central Expressway exit.


An aerial view of the PIE from Mount Pleasant (left) and Thomson Road at around 1pm. PHOTO: ONEMOTORING.COM.SG

As of 1.57pm, the expressway was still congested.