Man arrested after car hits Certis officer at Tuas Checkpoint

The officer had sustained a severe head injury and was unconscious

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Tuas Checkpoint and police tape (Photos: ICA Facebook page, Yahoo News Singapore)
Tuas Checkpoint and police tape (Photos: ICA Facebook page, Yahoo News Singapore)

SINGAPORE - A Certis Auxiliary Police Officer (APO) suffered a severe head injury after a car driving at high speed collided into him on Friday (24 March) morning.

The Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said it was alerted at about 12.55am to the road accident, which involved a Singapore-registered car at Tuas Checkpoint.

A 42-year-old Singaporean man was arrested for dangerous driving causing grievous hurt and for drink driving, the ICA said in an update later in the day.

According to the ICA, preliminary investigations revealed that the man was allegedly intoxicated and driving at high speed up the viaduct leading to Tuas Checkpoint.

He allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the Observation Point , causing his vehicle to flip over and hit the 28-year-old Certis officer who was on duty.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and Traffic Police were immediately activated to the scene near 501 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.

Both the officer and the driver were conveyed to National University Hospital (NUH). The officer was assessed to have sustained severe head injury by then, and was unconscious, the ICA said.

Both the ICA and Certis are in contact with the officer's family and providing support and assistance.

The vehicle was seized and the driver’s driving licence was suspended with immediate effect, the ICA added.

Police investigations against the driver are currently ongoing.

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