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JAYWALKING MAN HIT BY TRAILER TRUCK IN HORRIFIC ACCIDENT @ TUAS SOUTH, SENT TO HOSPITAL

A pedestrian was involved in a collision with a trailer along Tuas South Avenue 3 on Wednesday (24 May). The incident, captured in dashcam footage, showed the pedestrian jaywalking prior to the accident.

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The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) promptly transported the conscious 33-year-old male pedestrian to the National University Hospital for medical attention. The police have initiated an ongoing investigation into the matter.

According to a report by The Straits Times (ST), the incident took place on 24 May at Tuas South Avenue 3.

On Thursday (25 May), ROADS.Sg shared a video of the crash on Facebook, which quickly gained widespread attention.

The footage depicted the pedestrian positioned at the rightmost lane of a four-lane road. As a vehicle approached and the pedestrian raised his hand, seemingly signalling the driver to stop, he proceeded to hastily cross the road, traversing two lanes.

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However, upon entering the third lane, he abruptly stopped, resulting in a collision with an orange and blue trailer travelling at a high speed.

The trailer eventually came to a halt, and the video concluded with the dashcam recording vehicle departing from the scene.

The police were alerted to the incident at 12.06 pm, as confirmed by a statement provided to ST. The driver of the trailer is cooperating with the police in their ongoing investigation.

SCDF reported that they received a notification about the road traffic accident along Tuas South Avenue 3 at approximately 12.10pm on 24 May.

They promptly transported the conscious individual to the National University Hospital, as stated by the police.

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Netizens’ comments

  1. Looks like the poor guy was totally shocked the moment he saw the trailer was heading towards him and he was not able to react in time.
  2. Poor lorry driver. Even not the driver’s fault but such an accident will be traumatic for him.
  3. it is very important that pedestrians and motorists (especially bikers) learn to not cross perpedicular (90 degrees) vehicle blindspots
    examples: yellow box junction accidents.
    if cannot see whether got oncoming traffic, best not to proceed.
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