Singapore’s highways are no strangers to the sight of orange traffic cones, and roadworks have become a common occurrence. However, sometimes, peculiar incidents occur that leave us baffled.
One such incident unfolded late at night when a white SUV decided to take matters into its own hands, or rather, wheels, and embarked on an unusual adventure along the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE).
The Midnight Misadventure
On a seemingly ordinary night, at precisely 2:35 am on September 30th, a dashcam recorded a rather unexpected event on the PIE that was destined to capture the attention of many.
As the dashcam footage unraveled, it revealed a white SUV traveling in the same lane, just ahead of the recording vehicle.
Approaching the highway’s split towards the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), a peculiar scene came into view. A line of traffic cones, road signs, and a crash impact truck occupied the lane on the far right.
The Unexpected Turn
Rather than following the conventional path, as the recording vehicle did, the SUV made an unconventional move. Instead of veering onto the middle lane towards the BKE, it chose to continue its journey on the PIE. What happened next would surprise anyone witnessing it.
With remarkable precision or sheer chance, the SUV aligned itself perfectly with the row of traffic cones. In an instant, it plowed through them, sending the orange pylons tumbling in all directions. It was a sight that could only be described as surreal, as the SUV continued on its path of destruction.
As the SUV continued its rampage, it narrowly missed hitting one solitary cone, thus thwarting the possibility of a perfect strike. Despite this, the audacious driver remained undeterred.
The Close Call
In the midst of the chaos, a close encounter ensued. The SUV, still on its destructive course, came dangerously close to colliding with the impact attenuator truck stationed alongside the cones. It was a moment that had onlookers holding their breath, uncertain of what might happen next.
With a stroke of luck or perhaps skill, the SUV emerged unscathed from its near collision with the truck. It pressed on, passing yet another row of traffic cones, a second truck, and several roadside workers. Remarkably, it refrained from causing any further havoc, leaving behind a trail of bewildered witnesses.