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Updated: 07/08/2014 09:50 | By Channel NewsAsia

Accident causes gridlock on PIE

Accident causes gridlock on PIE

Accident causes gridlock on PIE

SINGAPORE: A multi-vehicle accident involving a Causeway Link bus, a car and a motorcycle this morning blocked off both lanes at the PIE (Changi Airport) Stevens Road exit, causing a traffic standstill that tailed back for several kilometres on Tuesday (July 8).

SCDF said they were alerted at 8.12am of the accident, which took place in front of the Whitley Road Caltex petrol station. The motorcyclist  was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, while a man in his 30s chose not to be sent to hospital.

Mr Khairul Anwar, 26, posted photos of the accident on his Facebook account, identifying himself as the motorcyclist. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, he said he was on his way  to work at the time of the accident and the bus was on his left side, with the car travelling in the opposite direction, which had very little traffic. Mr Khairul says he saw the car hit the kerb, and the driver appeared to lose control of the vehicle. "It skidded towards my direction and dive-bombed into my vehicle," he said. "The impact was very powerful."

He says he blacked out, and woke up with swollen ankles, lacerations, and bruises, but has since been discharged.  

Hotline callers told Channel NewsAsia that passengers of the bus, which bore Johor licence plates, were forced to alight.

The Stevens Road exit was closed to traffic due to the accident, the Land Transport Authority said on Twitter. - CNA/kk

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