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Updated: 02/01/2013 19:40 | By Channel NewsAsia

8 injured in KJE accident

8 injured in KJE accident


8 injured in KJE accident

SINGAPORE: An accident at Kranji Expressway (KJE) early Friday morning left eight people injured and triggered massive traffic congestion.

Police said they received a call requesting for assistance at 5.30am.

On arrival, police established there was an accident involving two private buses.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), which also received a call for assistance, said the location of the accident was near KJE’s exit leading to Pan Island Expressway towards Tuas.

SCDF said eight people were sent to the National University Hospital (NUH).

Six of them have been discharged after they were treated for minor injuries sustained in accident. NUH said that two others are in stable condition.

Some of the men injured in the accident were from battery manufacturing company Energiser.

Police investigations are ongoing.

The traffic jam on the expressway began to ease before 9am, after the lanes at the accident site were cleared.

Separately, a driver was sent to hospital after he was involved in an accident along the Pan—Island Expressway near the Eng Neo exit in the direction of Changi Airport.

Police said the accident involving two cars happened at about 10.30am.

The driver, who was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, was conscious.

Meanwhile, another accident involving two cars took place along the Pan—Island Expressway, near the Eng Neo exit in the direction of Changi Airport.

A driver who was conscious was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment.

— CNA/ir/fa

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