Singapore — A trailer truck was spotted toppled over at a roundabout along Bedok Reservoir View on Monday (Jan 17), sparking comments from concerned individuals that the area needs to be improved for road users.
According to Facebook page ROADS.sg, “The driver was trying to manoeuvre slowly around the roundabout but failed. One of the back wheels went up the curb, causing the trailer to lean towards the left and toppled over.”
There were no reported injuries due to the incident.
The page attached photos of the aftermath, with an 18-wheeler truck laying on its side at the roundabout.
A netizen shared in a comment that he was about two cars behind the trailer when the accident happened.
“Few seconds prior, a motorcyclist actually overtook the trailer from the left. Luckily he went off before the trailer topped over.”
The concerned individual suspected that the trailer made a wrong turn into the Bedok Reservoir View from the construction site along Bedok Reservoir Road while intending to turn into Bedok North Ave 3 at the next junction instead.
Given that Bedok Reservoir View is a short two-lane street, the only way for the trailer was to u-turn through the roundabout, which is not ideal for such situations.
Netizens also said, “it’s about time” to review the area and create a second entry or exit point for the estate.
“The relevant agencies should seriously look into how to improve this stretch of road by opening up alternative roads. Currently, there is only one way in and out without other routes,” said a Facebook user.
Perhaps open another entrance and exit near Blk 761 perpendicular to Bedok North Ave 3 in case of any major disruption like what happened today. The entire road was completely paralysed, and all vehicles came to a complete halt.
He illustrated that in the worst scenario if a fire broke out or lives were at stake, “how would fire trucks or ambulances reach the site given the major obstruction.”
Tan Kiat How, the Minister of State at the Ministry of National Development and Member of Parliament representing Kampong Chai Chee, noted in a Facebook post on Monday that one of the cranes used to lift the container truck malfunctioned, resulting in a delay in clearing the affected area.
“Thanks, everyone, for your patience, and to our Traffic Police officers from Singapore Police Force for managing the ground situation,” he added.
Facebook page Our Kampong Chai Chee said in an update that one lane was opened up for traffic at 10:50 pm on Monday. /TISG
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