SINGAPORE: Tragedy struck on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) on Thursday evening (23 June) after a car lost control and collided with another vehicle, resulting in a devastating accident that claimed the life of the male driver. The incident occurred around 9pm on the PIE towards Changi, near the Bukit Timah exit.
Eyewitnesses captured the harrowing scene on video, subsequently uploaded to the SG Road Vigilante Facebook page. According to the footage, a black car suddenly swerved from the first lane on the right to the second lane, seemingly attempting to overtake the vehicle in front. However, realizing it could not manoeuvre, the black car swiftly switched back to the first lane.
Moments later, as the two cars in the first and second lanes began to separate, the black car made a quick lane change to the left, overtaking another vehicle in the second lane. Tragically, the driver of the black car lost control shortly after overtaking and veered to the left, somersaulting multiple times in the air before crashing violently.
The Singapore Civil Defense Force swiftly responded to the scene, but unfortunately, the 33-year-old male driver of the black car died on the spot.
In addition to the fatality, a 33-year-old male driver and a 23-year-old female passenger from the other vehicle involved in the collision were conscious but injured and were immediately transported to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for medical treatment.
Police investigations are ongoing.