At least 2 dead including Temasek JC student after 6-vehicle accident in Tampines

Accident at Tampines junction on 22 April leaves at least 2 dead

UPDATE (22 April, 4.37pm): The Straits Times reported that at least two people have died after the multi-vehicle accident in Tampines this morning.

A major collision occurred at a traffic junction in Tampines this morning (22 April), involving six vehicles, one of which was overturned.

One person had his foot trapped under a car’s wheel before rescuers came and freed him.

Eight people were rushed to the hospital and multiple injuries were reported.

Black car was allegedly speeding before collision

Shin Min Daily News reported that the accident occurred at around 7am on Monday (22 April) at the junction of Tampines Avenue 1 and Tampines Avenue 4.

According to eyewitness accounts, chaos ensued when a black car disregarded a red light. It then triggered a chain collision involving six cars. The black car ultimately overturned after the collision.

Mr Li (name transliterated from Mandarin), a 45-year-old salesman who witnessed the accident while driving his daughter to school, recounted the sequence of events.

He saw the black car — initially driving in the left lane — attempting to overtake a white car by switching to the right lane. When the black car abruptly changed lanes again, it hit the white car and accelerated forward.

Source: SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Facebook

While the white car managed to steady itself after the collision, the black car kept moving ahead. By the time Mr Li arrived at the junction, the collision had already occurred.

SG Road Vigilante – SGRV posted a Facebook video of the moment of impact, which captured a seemingly speeding black car crashing past several vehicles.

Source: SG Road Vigilante – SGRV on Facebook

Another video on the SGRV Facebook page showed an overturned black car that appeared almost completely wrecked.

In the aftermath of the accident, bystanders rushed to assist the casualties and alert authorities. Mr Li, upon witnessing the scene, promptly notified the police for assistance.

Multiple casualties in 6-vehicle accident in Tampines

In response to MS News’ queries, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) confirmed it received an alert regarding the accident at about 7.07am.

Upon SCDF’s arrival, a person was found lying on the road with one leg trapped under the wheel of a car. SCDF officers deployed hydraulic rescue equipment to free the person’s leg.

Source: SG

Paramedics later rushed eight individuals to the following hospitals for medical treatment:

  • Four to Changi General Hospital
  • Two to Tan Tock Seng Hospital
  • Two to KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital

Citing the police, ST noted that the eight individuals included six who were conveyed to hospitals conscious:

  • Three male car drivers aged between 42 and 48
  • A male van driver aged 64
  • An 11-year-old boy who was a passenger in a car
  • An 11-year-old boy who was a passenger in a minivan

Members of the public including a nurse and two off-duty SCDF officers rendered assistance to the injured persons after the accident. SCDF has announced plans to commend them for their exemplary actions.

2 dead after accident in Tampines

ST initially reported that at least one person died following the accident this morning but later updated the number to two.

Shin Min Daily News claims that there are two fatalities — a 17-year-old female student who was in a white Kia and sustained serious injuries, and another female passenger in a van who was also seriously hurt.

They were among the eight transported to the hospital but succumbed to their injuries there.

According to ST, the 17-year-old is a first-year student at Temasek Junior College (TJC) who was on the way to the campus at Tampines Avenue 9 when the accident occurred. The school was meant to host the yearly TJC Run today.

MS News has reached out to TJC for comments.

Meanwhile, the other female victim was a 57-year-old passenger in a van belonging to a pest control company.

Car driver assisting with police investigations

Channel NewsAsia (CNA) reported that a 42-year-old driver of a car is assisting with police investigations.

The man was among the casualties taken to the hospital after the accident which involved four cars, a minibus and a van.

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