Three hospitalised after trailer and lorry collide on AYE

A collision occurred between a trailer and lorry on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards Tuas, next to the Jurong Town Hall Road exit on Thursday (March 23) afternoon.ST VIDEO: MARK CHEONG
Damage to the front of a lorry which was involved in an accident with a trailer along the AYE near the Jurong Town Hall exit on March 23, 2017.
Damage to the front of a lorry which was involved in an accident with a trailer along the AYE near the Jurong Town Hall exit on March 23, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Damage to the front of a lorry which was involved in an accident with a trailer along the AYE near the Jurong Town Hall exit on March 23, 2017.
Damage to the front of a lorry which was involved in an accident with a trailer along the AYE near the Jurong Town Hall exit on March 23, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
The jam near the Jurong Town Hall exit where an accident occurred involving a lorry and a trailer on March 23, 2017.
The jam near the Jurong Town Hall exit where an accident occurred involving a lorry and a trailer on March 23, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
EMAS Vehicle Recovery employees clearing up items that were strewn onto the road from a lorry which was involved in an accident with a trailer along the AYE, near the Jurong Town Hall exit, on March 23, 2017.
EMAS Vehicle Recovery employees clearing up items that were strewn onto the road from a lorry which was involved in an accident with a trailer along the AYE, near the Jurong Town Hall exit, on March 23, 2017.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - A collision occurred between a trailer and lorry on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards Tuas, next to the Jurong Town Hall Road exit on Thursday (March 23) afternoon.

The lorry driver and his two passengers suffered minor injuries and were sent to the National University Hospital after they were extricated from the crushed cabin by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

No other injuries were reported.

One of the passengers in his 40s suffered from a head injury. The other passenger was wounded in the leg, said Mr Sam Ng, 53, a colleague of the injured who rushed to the accident scene.

When The Straits Times reached the accident scene, the trailer had been towed off the highway, leaving only the crushed lorry.

Three recovery vehicles were also seen, alongside a Traffic Police motorcycle and patrol car.

Marshals were conducting traffic away from the affected lane of the expressway.