SINGAPORE: An accident involving a container truck resulted in the closure of Clementi Avenue 6 for more than seven hours yesterday (26 June).
The incident occurred at approximately 12:54 pm along a section of the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). Despite the closure causing significant traffic disruptions, authorities were finally able to reopen the affected road by 8:30 pm.
Eyewitnesses captured the incident on dashboard cameras and promptly shared the footage via SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook page. The video revealed a red truck, towing a blue container, attempting to swerve to the right to avoid colliding with another truck. Unfortunately, the manoeuvre caused the truck to collide with the road’s dividing line, overturning the vehicle.
According to the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF), one individual sustained minor injuries in the accident. However, this person declined transportation to the hospital.
Bernice Ng, a resident living in close proximity to the accident site, documented the resulting backlog of traffic on Clementi Avenue 6. Ng took to Facebook, sharing images and videos showcasing the congestion caused by the incident.
In a subsequent post at around 8 pm, Ng shared a video depicting the truck being towed away while the road remained closed.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) provided an update on the road closure, announcing that the affected section of Clementi Avenue 6 had been reopened at approximately 8:30 pm. Commuters and residents were relieved as traffic flow resumed, allowing for the smooth operation of vehicles in the area.
Police investigations into the incident are ongoing.
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