At 0118hrs, SCDF received a call informing of a road traffic accident involving a lorry and some pedestrians along Toh Guan Road East. SCDF resources which includes 1 Fire Engine, 1 Red Rhino, 2 Ambulances were immediately deployed.
Upon arrival, SCDF’s crew found an Isuzu lorry which had crashed onto the fencing and gate of Westlit Dormitory located at No. 18 Toh Guan Road East.
As a result of the crash, there were a total of 4 casualties. Two of the casualties were trapped under the lorry and had to be extricated by SCDF using hydraulic spreaders. The trapped casualties were rescued within 15 minutes. One of them, with severe head injuries was pronounced dead at the scene by SCDF Paramedics.
SCDF Paramedics attended to the remaining 3 injured persons before sending them to the National University Hospital in 2 ambulances.