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Five hurt, two seriously, in multi-vehicle crash on PIE

One of the lorry drivers was trapped and had to be pried out by the SCDF. A child is also seriously injured.

SINGAPORE: A crash between two lorries caused a multi-vehicle pile-up and a massive jam on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) on Wednesday (Aug 27). The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Channel NewsAsia it was alerted to the crash at about 5:20pm. The vehicles had been travelling in the direction of Changi near the Toa Payoh Lorong 1 exit.

Police say there were 13 vehicles involved in the accident in total - seven cars two lorries, two vans and two tipper trucks.

SCDF said it sent two fire engines, three ambulances and three support vehicles to the scene.

One of the lorry drivers was trapped and had to be pried out by SCDF using a hydraulic spreader cutter. He was seriously injured and sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH). A little girl was seriously wounded as well, and was sent to KK Women's and Children's Hospital. Three other people injured were sent to TTSH.

(Photo: CJ Han)

The accident caused a long tail-back during the evening peak-hour. The Land Transport Authority tweeted that the congestion stretched all the way to Clementi and Bukit Batok East.

A viewer at the scene, CJ Han sent photos of the aftermath of the crash involving a blue Isuzu LGV and a white lorry.

(Photo: CJ Han)