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Trailer crashes into overhead bridge at Balestier Road

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A trailer carrying an excavator crashed into an overhead bridge near the Singapore Indian Association along Balestier Road around 9.30pm today. Part of the road has been closed off.

The trailer had been moving towards Moulmein Road when the accident occurred. It appears that no one was injured.

Bystanders who have posted photos and videos of the accident online said that the accident was quite serious and some say that the bridge may collapse at any time.

An onlooker who spoke to Channel News Asia described the accident:

“I heard a very loud noise – first it was like a loud bang, and then the sound of metal on stone. I think the truck was driving at average speed, wasn’t…speeding
“I turned to the right … and saw that the bridge was moving a bit and then the truck stood still. The driver ran out of the car and was definitely in a deep shock.”
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He added that there wasn’t anyone on the overhead bridge at the time and that the collision resulted in a lot of debris.

Meanwhile, public bus services have been diverted to avoid the road tonight.

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