On Thursday, the 28th of September, 2023, at approximately 0930 hours, Upper Thomson Road witnessed a chaotic incident. A lorry or truck, while making a right turn at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, tipped over onto its left side.
The Accident Unfolds
As the clock approached 9:30 in the morning, the streets were bustling with commuters, and traffic was at its peak. Little did anyone know that a routine turn would soon turn into a spectacle.
The vehicle involved in the accident was a lorry or truck, which had lost balance while making a right turn. For a brief moment, it teetered on its left wheels, defying gravity, before eventually succumbing to gravity’s pull and toppling over.
The accident caused a spillage of a brownish liquid onto the roadside. This added an unexpected hazard to the situation, further complicating the cleanup process.
The overturned lorry occupied two out of the three lanes on Upper Thomson Road. This not only caused a significant traffic jam but also created a precarious situation for oncoming vehicles.
Miraculously, the driver of the lorry emerged from the accident with only minor injuries. Despite the chaos and shock of the accident, the driver declined medical assistance and chose not to be taken to the hospital.
With the lorry teetering on its side, a call was made for a crane truck to the rescue. The process of lifting the lorry back into an upright position was initiated, albeit with caution and precision.
The Netizen’s Facebook post (SIC)
An Accident Happening on 28/9/23 (Thursday) At Approximately about 0930Hrs, A Footage of A Vehicle Involving An Accident, A Lorry/ Truck Has Tipped over on Left side White Making The Right Turn Along Upper Thomson Road, At The Junction of Ang Mor Kio Avenue 1 Lorry/ Truck Overturn W Making Right Turn Upper Thomson;
Driver Suffer Minor Injuries& The Driver Did Not Want To Be Taken To Hospital, The Lorry/ Truck Is Momentarily Balance On Its Left Wheels, Bef It Tipped Over To Its Side As A Result & Spilling Brownish Liquid Onto A Roadside& The Vehicle Has Taken Up 2 Lane of The 3-Lane Road. Later
A Crane Truck Called, In the Progress Of Lifting Up Lorry/ Truck Back Upright Position. My Heart and Prayers Goes To The Driver and gws!