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Six taken to hospital after multi-vehicle accident on PIE

Six people were taken to hospital following a chain collision on the PIE on the evening of April 22.

When contacted, the police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the accident on the PIE towards Tuas, before the BKE exit, at about 9.40pm.

Two male drivers, aged 34 and 37, and four female passengers, aged between seven and 46, were taken to the hospital conscious. Three were taken to National University Hospital and another three were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

A video of the aftermath of the incident, which was circulated on messaging platform Telegram, shows six cars, including a red Trans-Cab taxi, on the second left-most lane of the expressway.

At least four cars seemed to be damaged, with either their boot compartment, car hood or both crumpled inwards.

Two left-most lanes of the expressway were blocked due to the accident. Police cars, a fire engine and five ambulances were at the scene, as seen in the video.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The multi-car accident on the PIE follows another multi-vehicle accident earlier on April 22.

That accident, which took place in Tampines, resulted in the deaths of a 17-year-old first-year student from Temasek Junior College and a 57-year-old woman who was a passenger in a van belonging to a pest control company.

Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 136 people in 2023, a 25.9 per cent jump from the 108 deaths in 2022, according to the Traffic Police’s (TP) annual statistics report.

They said in a statement that there was a significant increase in the number of accidents where the cause was failure on the part of the motorist to keep a proper lookout, failure to have proper control of the vehicle or changing of lanes without due care.

TP added: “The traffic statistics show that there are many motorists who have irresponsible driving behaviours.”