26YO Motorcyclist Dies in Crash Involving 2 Lorries on PIE; 1 Lorry Driver Arrested

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Motorists are always told to keep their eyes on the road.

If you do so and practise defensive driving, you’ll be safe from harm.

But, sometimes, you can be the most cautious motorist and still end up getting into an accident, all thanks to the recklessness of someone else.

26YO Motorcyclist Dies in Crash Involving 2 Lorries on PIE; 1 Lorry Driver Arrested

A 26-year-old motorcyclist died on Tuesday night (6 Apr) after he was involved in a crash with two lorries along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).

All three vehicles were travelling towards Changi Airport at the time of the accident, which occurred near the Jurong Town Hall exit of the expressway.

According to CNA, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Singapore Police Force (SPF) were alerted to the incident at around 7:50pm.

When paramedics arrived on the scene, they found the motorcyclist trapped under a lorry. He had to be released using an airbag, the SCDF said.

The 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other people were also examined for injuries, but they refused to be taken to the hospital.

One of the lorry drivers, a 41-year-old, was arrested for careless driving causing death.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Third Fatal Traffic Accident in 8 Days

Sadly, this is the third traffic accident in 8 days that resulted in a death. Last week, two fatal accidents occurred on 31 March at different locations.

The first took place along Penjuru Road in the afternoon.

It’s unclear what actually happened, but it was reported that a 48-year-old woman had met with an accident involving a trailer that was heading towards Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim in Jurong.

The police were alerted at around 4:12pm and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The 68-year-old driver of the trailer was arrested by the police for causing death by dangerous driving.


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The second accident took place along New Upper Changi Road in Bedok in the night.

A 71-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a car and the victim’s motorcycle.

The police said they were alerted to the accident at 8:05pm.

When the SCDF arrived, they found the 71-year-old man unconscious. His passenger, a 69-year-old woman, was still conscious.

Both were rushed to the hospital but, sadly, the man later succumbed to his injuries.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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Be Safe on the Roads

These accidents show the importance of driving safely at all times, even if we’re in a rush.

Always be aware of your surroundings, never take safety for granted, and keep to the speed limit.

When you flout the laws of the road, you’re not only putting yourself in danger, but those around you as well.


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Feature Image: Facebook (SG Road Vigilante – SGRV)

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