Singapore: 53-year-old lorry driver died after collision with car in Bukit Batok

Lorry accident
Lorry accident (representational picture) Pixabay

A 53-year-old lorry driver became a victim of the road accident in Bukit Batok on Saturday afternoon, March 24, who could not survive after his vehicle collided with another car and died on the same day.

The local police, alerted about the incident at around 2.30 pm on Saturday, immediately rushed to the spot and took the victim to a hospital. The accident took place at Bukit Batok East Avenue 5.

The unnamed lorry driver was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, located at 1 Jurong East Street 21, which is eight to 11 minutes away from the accident spot. The man was unconscious when officials took him to the hospital.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they deployed an ambulance and informed the hospital to be prepared for the treatment of the injured man.

Reports said that the lorry driver suffered from a cardiac arrest, which caused his heartbeat to stop and he also lost blood due to his injuries. A police investigation is going on.

Media reports said the lorry had stopped on the road and a motorist sounded a horn and the lorry started to move into a lane and suddenly it collided with a black car.

Earlier on Wednesday, March 21 a 20-year-old Foodpanda delivery rider was seriously injured in an accident with a car in Bukit Batok.

However, Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Traffic Police (TP) is responsible for road management in Singapore.

While LTA provides road related facilities for users and ensures the safety of vehicles, TP, on the other hand, is responsible for enforcing traffic regulations, publicity, and education.

Type of VehicleRoadsExpresswaysTunnels
Cars & motorcycles50km/h70-90km/h50-80km/h
Buses & coaches50km/h60km/h50-60km/h
Light commercial vehicles (includes Light Goods Vehicles and small buses not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and the seating capacity of up to 15 passengers)50km/h60-70km/h50-70km/h