Man killed in 3-truck collision
Driver of pickup sent to repair tipper truck knocked down by another truck
He was cycling along Changi Coast Road on his way to Friday prayers when he came across a tipper truck lying on its side yesterday.
Across the road, a pickup truck was completely wrecked, with smoke coming out of it.
With it was another tipper truck.
"I didn't dare go near because I was scared there would be an explosion," Mr Imran Jene, 35, a planner at an aviation company, told The New Paper.
Police said a 38-year-old man was killed in the accident.
According to police, he was a mechanic and had driven the pickup truck to the accident site to repair one of the tipper trucks, which had broken down. Another tipper truck then collided with the two vehicles.
Mr Imran, who was riding towards East Coast Park, said the overturned truck spilled sand onto the road.
When he passed the spot again after his prayers at about 2pm, he saw that the police had cordoned off part of the road.
They had also erected a blue tent, which made Mr Imran realise there had been a fatality.
A police spokesman said they were alerted to the accident at about 12.30pm.
The driver of the tipper truck, a 47-year-old man, was taken to Changi General Hospital.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said he was conscious and suffered multiple injuries and abrasions.
The pickup truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
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