Drugs suspected, driver arrested in Bedok North pile-up that injured toddler

Aftermath of road traffic incident in Bedok North. Photo: Singapore roads accident.com/Facebook
Aftermath of road traffic incident in Bedok North. Photo: Singapore roads accident.com/Facebook

A man was in custody today after five victims including a toddler were injured in a traffic incident last night involving multiple vehicles in Bedok North.

Police said today they had arrested a 34-year-old male driver now being investigated on suspicion of dangerous driving and drug-related offenses.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force, or SCDF, said it was alerted to the incident at around 9pm. Videos including dashcam footage from the scene show two vehicles going off course after a collision, and photos of the aftermath show at least two other vehicles damaged. 

“4 persons were conveyed to [Changi General Hospital] and a toddler was conveyed to [KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital],” SCDF said.

The victims include a 2-year-old girl who was in the same vehicle as a 31-year-old woman, and three male drivers aged 31, 55, and 69, police said. All of them were conscious when taken to the hospital.

“On 26 May 2020 at 8.53pm, the Police were alerted to an accident involving three cars and a lorry along Bedok North Road towards Tampines Avenue 10,” the police statement read. “Three male drivers, aged 31, 55 and 69, were conscious when conveyed to Changi General Hospital. Two passengers, a 31-year-old woman and a 2-year-old girl, were conscious when conveyed to Changi General Hospital and KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital respectively.”

“A 34-year-old male driver was arrested for dangerous driving and suspected drug-related offences. Police investigations are ongoing,” it added.

Dashcam footage showed a speeding red sedan strike the back of a truck before veering off the road and up onto an embankment. The truck also loses control and launches over the center divider into oncoming lanes of traffic.

Photos also show the front ends of both truck and red hatchback crushed in. The back of another vehicle, a white sedan, also appears damaged. The truck had people sitting in the back. 

Another video captured emergency responders, including an ambulance and the police, at the scene.

Update: This story has been updated with information that an arrest has been made.

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