SINGAPORE - Two heavy vehicles crashed into trees and tipped over in separate incidents on Tuesday (June 28) and Wednesday (June 29).
Two men were injured in one of the accidents.
On Tuesday afternoon, a tipper truck crashed into a tree on the side of the Seletar Expressway (SLE) near the Mandai exit.
Police said the incident at SLE towards the Central Expressway was reported at 3.52pm.
The truck driver had apparently lost control of the vehicle and swerved into a tree on the left of the expressway.
The impact was so great that the truck, which tipped left on its side, uprooted the tree, Shin Min Daily News reported.
The vehicle also narrowly missed plunging into a drain.
The lorry driver was in shock but unhurt, Shin Min reported. He was avoiding a car that had cut into his lane, the report said.
The 30-year-old driver, who has worked in Singapore for six months, told Shin Min that he was saved by his seat belt. He is married and have two young children in India and is grateful to be alive, he told the Chinese paper.
The accident caused a traffic jam that lasted about two hours.
Two other men were not so lucky.
A 28-year-old driver and a 31-year-old passenger were injured in another lorry accident at Jurong East at around 1.50am on Wednesday.
The lorry flipped left and crashed into a tree near the junction of Jurong East Avenue 1 and Street 32.
The driver was taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital and the passenger received treatment at the National University Hospital, police said.