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DRIVER CRASHED INTO CARPARK RAILING, FLUNG OUT OF VEHICLE & FELL 5 FLOORS TO HIS DEATH

A freak accident happened on 22 October at a multistorey carpark at Woodlands involving a lorry driver who was killed, according to Lianhe Zaobao

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The driver was driving his vehicle when he crashed into a railing on the 5th floor and was flung out of his lorry, falling 5 storeys to his death.

The accident happened on 22 October at about 12.30am, on the 5th floor of a multistorey carpark at Woodlands Spectrum, 2 Woodlands Sector 1.

The driver lost control of the lorry after reaching a t-junction and wanted to turn right, but went straight ahead instead and crashed into the railing on the side wall, according to the tyre marks.

The impact was so great that the driver was flung out of the lorry, being thrown through the windshield and over the railing, before ultimately falling 5 floors to his death.

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Witnesses reported seeing his body directly under the site where the crash occurred, and mirror fragments could be seen at the crash site beside the railing that afternoon.

The police said that the man died on the spot, and 3 other men who were passengers in the lorry were conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital conscious.

One of the passengers who was seated in front, was trapped in the lorry and rescued by the SCDF using hydraulic equipment.

The deceased was a Singaporean who worked at a metal processing factory nearby while the three passengers were migrant workers.

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