Causeway crash: Lorry driver arrested after initial police investigations found faulty brakes
SINGAPORE: A 34-year-old driver was arrested on Thursday (Jul 7) afternoon, several hours after a lorry crashed into 11 vehicles on the Singapore-Malaysia Causeway.
The accident took place on the Causeway towards Woodlands Checkpoint at about 9.25am, the South Johor Bahru District Police said in a statement.
Apart from the lorry, the accident also involved a van, a bus and nine cars. Six of the vehicles are foreign registered while the remaining ones were registered in Malaysia.
Preliminary investigations found that the driver lost control of the lorry due to faulty brakes, said the police. The Malaysian man was arrested at about 1.15pm and tested negative for drugs, the police added.
There were no fatalities or injuries.
Videos of the incident circulating on social media showed a lorry crashing into multiple vehicles before coming to a halt. Debris could be seen strewn across the road with several damaged vehicles parked to the side.
The accident initially blocked two of the three lanes on the Causeway. All the lanes were subsequently cleared, the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a Facebook update at about noon.