Motorcyclist, 31, dies in hospital after CTE accident involving 5 vehicles

He was among the seven taken to hospital.

Tanya Ong | July 24, 2021, 10:06 AM

A 31-year-old man has died in hospital following an accident along the CTE last night (July 23).

He was among the seven who were sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Accident along CTE

According to photos and videos circulated online, all lanes appeared to be heavily congested following the accident.

The incident took place along the CTE, towards SLE, after the Cavenagh Road exit.

Patrick Tan/FB

A vehicle was also seen engulfed in flames, with another overturned.

SG Road Vigilante/FB

Patrick Tan/FB

CPR administered on person with no pulse

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said in a Facebook post that they were alerted to the accident at around 9:20pm.

A statement said that the accident involved two cars, a lorry and two motorcycles. The car was "completely engulfed in flames", and a lorry and two motorcycles were found turned on their sides.

No one was trapped, they said, adding that the fire was extinguished.

Photo via SCDF/FB

The SCDF Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel assessed seven persons for injuries, and seven people were sent to the hospital.

While en route to the hospital, SCDF paramedics also administered Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a person who had no pulse and was not breathing.

The police told Mothership that two male motorcyclists, one female car driver, one male lorry driver and his three other passengers were conveyed to hospital.

One of the motorcyclists, a 31-year-old man, subsequently died from his injuries when in hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Top photo via Patrick Tan/Facebook.