A trailer truck crashed into a wall of a building in a Jurong industrial area on Thursday afternoon (February 8), after its driver parked it on a slope.
Yahoo News Singapore understands that the driver had parked the truck on a slope within Soon Hock Holding Logistics Building at 7 Penjuru Close. He had left his seat and was trying to hook it up to a container when it started to move.
The driver subsequently boarded the truck to press its brakes in an attempt to stop it from moving.
He came out of the vehicle when the attempt was unsuccessful. It then smashed through the outer wall of the building and ended up on the main road.
The driver suffered minor injuries, including a scratch on his left arm, due to the incident.
He was later assessed by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedics and declined to be conveyed to the hospital, said the SCDF. Yahoo News Singapore understands that there were no other casualties.
The police said they were alerted to a “case of causing hurt by negligent act” at the location on Thursday at 4.10pm.
In a video that was posted on Facebook group SG Road Vigilante and widely circulated, a trailer truck with the letters MOL – Mitsui O.S.K. Lines – could be seen with its front badly damaged with pieces of concrete scattered in its vicinity. MOL is a Japanese operator of specialised bulk carriers, oil and liquefied natural gas tankers, and other types of vessels.
Police investigations are ongoing.