Epic 5km jam on PIE after accident between trailer & car shuts down multiple lanes

No injuries were reported.

Jane Zhang | October 26, 2021, 06:35 PM

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An accident between a trailer and a car on Tuesday (Oct. 26) morning brought traffic on the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) towards Tuas to a slow grind.

The accident also caused traffic to be backed up nearly five kilometres.

Accident between trailer and car

Responding to Mothership's queries, the police said that they were alerted to the accident, which occurred along the PIE towards Tuas, before Stevens Road exit, at 11:03am on Tuesday (Oct. 26).

No injuries were reported.

In photos and videos posted on social media, traffic was seen backed up behind a stationary trailer, which stretched diagonally across three lanes of the expressway.

Photo via Facebook / Jeremy Sng.

Photo screenshot via Facebook / Webesar.

A white Toyota C-HR Hybrid was also spotted, sitting nearly perpendicular to the road.

Photo screenshot via Facebook / Singapore roads accident.com新加坡公路意外网页.

Officers could be seen directing traffic, as vehicles slowly took turns to pass the trailer by using the first lane.

Gif via Facebook / Singapore roads accident.com新加坡公路意外网页.

Traffic backed up

According to the Land Transport Authority's (LTA) traffic updates, the accident caused congestion that reached until the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) exit, nearly five kilometres away.

LTA advised road users to avoid lanes two, three, and four.

Photo via Facebook / Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road.

A screenshot of Google Maps' live traffic map, posted on Facebook, showed that the stretch behind the accident site was marked as "slow".

Photo via Facebook / SG Road Vigilante - SGRV.

According to LTA's updates, traffic appears to have continued to be backed up until at least 3:30pm, when an update was issued that congestion was until the Thomson Road exit, which was the exit before the accident site.

Accident has been cleared

The Straits Times reported that all vehicles involved in the accident have since been removed, and all lanes of the expressway are now open.

As of 6pm, Google Maps' live traffic map shows green — or "fast" — for the stretch.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Top photos via Facebook / Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road and Jeremy Sng.

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