Lorry driver injured after his vehicle hits pillar supporting MRT track

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A lorry hit an MRT track pillar and overturned along New Upper Changi Road near Tanah Merah MRT station, outside Katong Flower Shop, on Oct 28, 2015. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
A traffic police officer helping to direct traffic around a truck that overturned near Tanah Merah MRT station on Oct 28, 2015. PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

SINGAPORE - A lorry driver was taken to hospital on Wednesday after his vehicle hit a bridge support pillar and flipped onto its side.

The 33-year-old was driving under an MRT track at New Upper Changi Road at about 8.30am when the accident occurred, an eye witness said.

The front passenger seat of the lorry was crushed by the impact of the crash.

Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted to the accident at around 9am and had to extricate the man from the wreckage.

Police said he was conscious and was taken to Changi General Hospital.

No details about his injuries were given.

His belongings, including a bottle of coins were left scattered by the road and a panel of glass from the vehicle's window was found about 6m away.

An employee at a nearby nursery said he heard the sound of sudden braking, then a crash.

A fire engine, a Red Rhino and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

Police are investigating.

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