Two injured after SBS lorry crashes into drain

Top: Two men were injured after an SBS Transit lorry crashed into a drain in Bedok North Avenue 4. Above: Workers arrived later with a tow truck to remove the vehicle.
Workers arrived later with a tow truck to remove the vehicle.PHOTO: SG ROAD VIGILANTE/FACEBOOK

Two men were injured after an SBS Transit lorry crashed into a drain and landed on its side in Bedok North Avenue 4 towards Changi South Lane yesterday afternoon.

The police were alerted to the incident at about 12.30pm. The Singapore Civil Defence Force rescued the 57-year-old driver and the 29-year-old passenger using ropes and ladders.

The two men were taken conscious to Changi General Hospital. The Straits Times understands that their injuries were not serious.

Photographs of the incident were first posted on the Facebook page of road-safety group SG Road Vigilante.

One of the photos shows a man lying in the drain and another man attending to him.

A video shows two workers in the drain attaching tow belts to the lorry, with a tow truck from transport and logistics company Kim Soon Lee nearby on the road.


Two men were injured after an SBS Transit lorry crashed into a drain in Bedok North Avenue 4. PHOTO: SG ROAD VIGILANTE/FACEBOOK

Investigations into the case are ongoing, said the police.

Said Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice-president of corporation communications at SBS Transit: "We are investigating the incident and are thankful no one else was injured as a result."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Two injured after SBS lorry crashes into drain'. Print Edition | Subscribe