Nine-vehicle pile-up causes three-hour jam
Incident occurred after lorry driver lost control of vehicle
Some drivers who used the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Thursday took much longer to return from lunch, after an accident caused a massive three-hour jam.
The 1.30pm incident along the AYE towards Tuas, involved nine vehicles: six lorries, a van, a trailer and a car.
Traffic came to a standstill along the affected part of the expressway and some motorists said the jam stretched as long as 2km.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman told The New Paper that two people were sent to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for non-critical injuries because of the accident.
Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported witnesses as saying that the accident happened when a car in front of a lorry slowed down without warning.
While trying to avoid the car, the lorry driver started to switch lanes to his right, but swerved back when he noticed another vehicle in his blind spot.
At this point, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into another lorry.
This caused another seven vehicles behind the lorry to crash into one another.
Two of the four lanes along the expressway were closed, causing the jam.
Traffic had returned to normal by evening.
A police spokesman said investigations into the accident are ongoing.