Trailer driver arrested after accident along MCE, vehicle was traveling without escort required

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SINGAPORE: The driver of a trailer was arrested Monday April 5 after his vehicle was involved in an accident along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE).

This happened in the direction of East Coast Parkway (ECP), police said.

“The 39-year-old driver was subsequently arrested for driving a heavy motor vehicle over 4.5 m in height without an escort,” they added.

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Under the Highway Code, it is prohibited to drive a heavy vehicle without a police or auxiliary escort, if it is more than 4.5 m in height.

Three lanes of traffic are blocked after an accident along the MCE on April 5, 2021. (Photo: Watson Wong)

Singapore police said they were alerted to the crash around 11:30 a.m.

Photos sent by a TBEN reader show a large piece of equipment lying on the road next to the trailer, blocking three lanes of traffic.

No injuries have been reported and investigations are underway, police said.

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