Pasir Ris cyclist crashes after truck drives too close
On the road, even a moment of inattention can cause serious damage to motorists. Failure to follow safety rules can result in a dangerous collision or worse.
Such was the case in Pasir Ris on Saturday March 5, when a collision occurred after a truck overtook a cyclist on a narrow road.
The truck passed too close to the cyclist, not leaving the planned 1.5m gap between their vehicles.
The cyclist was taken to Changi General Hospital for treatment.
A cyclist hits a barrier after the passage of a truck
On Saturday (March 5) at 9:45 a.m., the truck and the cyclist were both heading towards Pasir Ris Drive 3.
Pasir Ris Drive 3 is a road lined with traffic safety cones and security barriers on both sides. The truck therefore had little room to manoeuvre.
At all times, there must be at least a distance of 1.5 m between vehicles to facilitate movement. The truck violated this rule and got too close to the cyclist.
The lack of distance then caused the cyclist to crash into the back of the truck.
Cyclist taken to CGH
The truck was in the narrow space of the road and therefore was unable to give the cyclist the proper space. The edge of the truck ended up pinching the cyclist.
The cyclist then collided with the safety barrier and the force of the impact was sufficient to eject the cyclist from his vehicle.
The cyclist skidded to a stop and rolled on the ground.
In response to MS News‘, the Singapore Civil Defense Force (SCDF) said it received a call at 10:05 a.m. about a collision at Pasir Ris Drive 3.
Upon arrival, the SCDF transported the cyclist to Changi General Hospital, where he is currently being treated for his injuries.
Respect the rules of the road
Driving on the road without exercising caution can be dangerous and lead to serious accidents.
Therefore, it is important, especially on narrow roads like Pasir Ris Drive 3, to be even more careful than usual when navigating the road.
We wish this motorist a speedy recovery and hope that incidents of this nature can be avoided in the future.
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