An accident caused by a Mercedes who went against traffic on lane 1 along AYE towards Tuas near Customs this morning 8.30am (19 December), claimed one life and left one rider severely injured and three other with mild injuries.
Two females and a male, all Chinese, were taken to National University Hospital (NUH). The hospital was alerted to be on standby to receive them.
One of the eyewitness, Nurul Zaidy had given his statement to the Traffic Police at the accident scene. He also posted pictures of the incident on his Facebbok account, saying that the silver was Mercedes going against Traffic flow at around 120km/hour above race through the first lane.
“Lucky I saw and keep to the 3rd lane. But, the others not so lucky,” he wrote.
Mr Nurul also said that there were two people in the silver Mercedes, a father, who was driving the car, and his son. He then confronted them. He said that the son told him that his father is depressed.
He also noted that both of them only suffered mild injuries.
The Police later announced that the 53-year-old driver was arrested for causing death by rash act. Police investigations are ongoing.
In the pictures, a blue tent was also seen. A Chinese man was trapped in the driver’s seat of a car. He was extricated using hydraulic rescue tools and pronounced dead by paramedics.
A video of the accident as it was happening circulating on WhatsApp.
Beh Chia Lor posted a video after the incident, showing 4 cars and a motorcycle are badly broken due to the incident. A female victim was also seen lying on the road with her helmets by her side.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) stated that it was alerted to the accident at about 8.05am. It noted that it dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, two fire bikes, a support vehicle and four ambulances to the scene.