On a rainy day along Turb Club Avenue, a lorry was caught speeding while it overtook a car and then crashed to the middle pavement barrier. The video was captured by the car’s dashcam and was posted on the Beh Chia Lor Facebook Page.
The road accident happened on Feb 27, the lorry’s plate number was GBE7598X. It can be seen that the Lorry was overtaking the car on the left lane.
After it overtook the car, the driver somehow lost vehicle traction, which caused the lorry to crash on the right side’s concrete barrier. The crash caused the roof to fly off.
The annual statistics report by the Singapore Police Force for traffic road accidents stated that “The number of fatal accidents increased by 25%, from 80 cases in 2020 to 100 cases in 2021. The number of fatalities increased by 28.9%, from 83 persons in 2020 to 107 in 2021.”
Netizens in the comment section expressed their concern. One of the netizens, Gary Teo, expressed his worry, “See how the roof(protection) flew off shows another half baked law we have. The law for the roof was implemented to prevent workers from flying out of the lorry and suppose to reduce the injury. But then allowed it to be just placed over so that the lorry can be converted for bigger good easily.”
The Land Transport Authority stated, “Workers carried on the carriage deck of lorries must be properly seated in a manner that would not cause them to fall off the vehicle.”
Netizens expressed their relief that there were no passengers at the time, lest, lives would have been at stake.
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