Driver arrested after trailer collides into flyover along AYE

Driver arrested after trailer collides into flyover along AYE

AYE accident lorry underpass
This photo circulating on social media shows a trailer after it collided into a flyover along the Ayer Rajah Expressway on Jan 18, 2021.

SINGAPORE: A trailer carrying goods that were piled more than 4.5m high collided into Clementi flyover along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Monday (Jan 18).  

In response to queries by CNA, the police said they were alerted to the incident at 7.07am. 

The 45-year-old driver was arrested for collision of a heavy motor vehicle into a public structure and for "driving a heavy motor vehicle with height exceeding 4.5m without an escort", the police added. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said one person had minor injuries and did not want to be taken to hospital.

Following the incident, inspections of the flyover were conducted. "Its structural integrity is not compromised and the flyover remains safe for use," the Land Transport Authority said.

Investigations are ongoing.

Source: CNA/vc(rw)

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