1 killed, 2 injured in AYE accident involving multiple vehicles; driver arrested

1 killed, 2 injured in AYE accident involving multiple vehicles; driver arrested

AYE accident Sep 12
The scene of an accident along Ayer Rajah Expressway on Wednesday (Sep 12). (Photo: SGRoadBlocks/Traffic News Telegram)

SINGAPORE: A 33-year-old man was killed and two other men were injured in an accident involving six cars, two motorcycles and a lorry along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Wednesday (Sep 12). 

A 53-year-old car driver has been arrested for causing death by negligent act, police said in an update.

Police were informed at 5.19pm about the incident, which took place after the Lower Delta Road exit on the AYE towards Tuas. 

One male motorcyclist was found lying motionless and pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. 

The two injured men, a 26-year-old passenger and a 29-year-old motorcyclist, were conscious when taken to the National University Hospital. 

Police said that investigations are ongoing. 

The accident caused a massive traffic jam during the evening peak hour. In a tweet at about 8pm, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said congestion stretched until the Telok Blangah Road exit, as it advised motorists to avoid lanes 1 and 3.

In a subsequent tweet at 9.56pm, more than four hours after the accident happened, LTA said there was heavy traffic on the AYE towards Tuas after the Lower Delta Road exit. 

Earlier at about 6.30pm, SBS Transit tweeted that services 147E and 502 were delayed along the expressway towards Tuas due to an accident.

Source: CNA/hs/ng(ra)

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