A video emerged online showing a lorry carrying a crane, almost hitting a Grab delivery rider in Jurong West after the crane had purportedly hit the MRT tracks above.
The incident happened on 18 March at about 5pm along Corporation Road, and was captured on the dashcam of a vehicle that was behind the rider at the time.
A loud crashing sound could be heard at the start of the video, before the lorry that was carrying a crane suddenly swerves into view.
The crane that was sitting at the back of the lorry had presumably hit the MRT tracks that were overhead above the traffic junction.
A Grab delivery rider who was on his motorcycle and waiting at the traffic light, was understandably startled by the loud sound and hurriedly jumped to the side to avoid the oncoming swerving lorry, as debris from the lorry was seen strewn all over the road.
However, following the crash, the lorry appeared to be continuing driving forward leaving dust behind in its wake, as it eventually disappeared from view.
The Grab rider was seen still trying to process what happened, looking all around him and at the MRT tracks above.
- Wow, luckily the motorbike n the rider at the side is safe n alright… so dangerous suddenly..
- This type of accident happened so often. Government should up the penalties for such irresponsible people. Otherwise they don’t take their jobs seriously.
- Lololol they were supposed to plan a route with a height limit right?
- Siao liao, claim until this company jialat jialat
Under the law, the height limit for heavy vehicles should not exceed 4.5 metres. If the height is any higher, the driver has to apply for a police escort.
Drivers must also plan their routes in advance in order to avoid colliding into low obstacles such as the MRT tracks in the video.
According to the Road Traffic Act Section 65A, drivers of heavy vehicles who collide with a building or structure face a fine of $5,000 and/or a jail term of up to 2 years.
Repeat offenders face a fine of $10,000 and/or a jail term of up to 5 years.
Under the Road Traffic Act Section 79, drivers of heavy vehicles more than 4.5m in height without a police escort face a fine of $2,000 and a jail term of up to 3 years, as well as having their driving licenses banned for a year or more.