1 dead, 3 injured after car goes against flow of traffic on AYE
An accident on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Monday (Dec 19) morning left one dead and three others injured.
Two contributors sent videos of the accident, which occurred at about 8am, to citizen journalism website Stomp.
According to an eye-witness, the accident that left a trail of destruction on the expressway was caused by a driver of a Mercedes who allegedly drove 120km against the flow of traffic.
In the videos, a severely damaged silver-coloured car can be seen next to a wall of the AYE. The car's bonnet was completely smashed.
A few metres away, there was a fallen motorcycle beside a stationary car surrounded by debris. A woman was lying in front of the motorcycle. She looked to be conscious, and was being tended to by a man.
The video then shows a flipped car on the road shoulder. Debris was strewn all over the vehicle as other motorists rushed to check on what had happened.
Further along the expressway, Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) personnel can be seen attending to a black-coloured car that was also involved in the accident.
A fourth car also had its bonnet severely damaged following the carnage on the expressway. Walls behind the vehicle were also destroyed.
1 dead, 3 injured in AYE accident
The SCDF said that it was alerted to the accident at about 8.05am.
"One fire engine, one Red Rhino, two fire bikes, one support vehicle and four ambulances were dispatched," an SCDF spokesperson said.
"A male Chinese was found trapped in the driver's seat of a car and he was extricated by SCDF using hydralic rescue tools. He was pronounced dead by paramedics," the spokesperson revealed.
"Three persons were conveyed to NUH and the hospital was alerted to be on standby to receive them," he added.
A 53-year-old male car driver was arrested for causing death by rash act, The Straits Times reported.
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