Five people to hospital after collision with six vehicles along PIE

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SINGAPORE: Five people have been taken to hospital following a multi-vehicle accident along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) in the early morning of Saturday (Jan. 21).

Emergency services were alerted at around 5:10 am on Saturday for the accident along the PIE towards Tuas after the Central Expressway (Seletar Expressway) exit.

The accident involved two cars, two taxis, a truck and a motorcycle, police said Saturday afternoon in response to questions from UKTN.

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Five people, aged between 19 and 69, were consciously taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The Singapore Civil Defense Force said it was also alerted to a vehicle fire at the same location around the same time. The fire was extinguished with a jet of water.

Police investigations are ongoing.

A video taken from a passing vehicle was posted to Facebook shortly after the incident, showing two cars and a motorcycle involved in the accident. A Trans-Cab taxi can also be seen with its front smashed in as firefighters worked to put out a fire under another car.

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On the other side of the road, a truck had climbed onto the fence.

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