A massive 8 vehicle pile up early this morning caused a massive jam from Buona Vista to Yuan Ching along the Ayer Rajah Expressway this morning. The cause – a driver of a red Honda vehicle had been driving against traffic flow on the first lane of the expressway before he collided head on with a blue Comfort Delgro taxi.
The impact of the crash left the front ends of the Honda and the taxi badly smashed, with the wheels of the taxi flung out by the impact. The rear end of the red Honda was also flattened from the impact with other vehicles, who could not veer in time to avoid the crash.
In total, 4 taxis, 2 cars, 1 lorry and 1 motorcyclist were involved in the accident.
Police confirmed that they received a call early this morning and dispatched emergency vehicles to assist. The 60 year-old Chinese man who drove the red Honda, along with 2 other casualties were conveyed conscious to the National University of Singapore Hospital.
Family members of the red Honda driver were shocked when told of what caused the accident. According to family members, the 60 year-old driver had left his home in Jurong at about 8AM in the morning and did not seem out of sorts. They did not believe that he had driven against traffic along the AYE as expressway speeds are high and very dangerous.
Police are investigating the case.