SINGAPORE – A 42-year-old man was sent to hospital on Monday January 17 after the container truck he was driving overturned outside a cafe after entering a narrow road in Bedok Reservoir View intended for small vehicles .
He was trying to maneuver the truck off the small road when it rolled over and landed on its side, shattering its windshield on impact.
Police said they were alerted to a crash at the 760 Bedok Reservoir View roundabout at 12:27 p.m. and are investigating the matter.
The driver was in shock after the crash, Mr Sam Wu, who was having lunch with his parents at the cafe when he saw the truck overturn, told the Straits Times.
Mr Wu added that the driver had no serious injuries but appeared to have injured his back and suffered cuts.
He said: ‘Luckily there were no motorcyclists, cyclists or pedestrians nearby.
Members of the public diverted traffic and helped the driver, believed to be a foreign worker, speak to his bosses or clients, he added.
The Singapore Civil Defense Force said it received a call for help around 12:30 p.m. and then sent a person to Changi General Hospital. He added that no one was trapped in the vehicle when he arrived.
The road closure began around 4 p.m., blocking access to the Bedok Reservoir View estate.
The truck was put back on its wheels at 7:30 p.m., but the road to the estate was still closed as of 8 p.m.