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Lorry driver arrested after crane hits overhead bridge in Chinatown

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In Singapore, a man was taken into custody on March 13 for an incident where the crane attached to his truck collided with an overhead bridge in Chinatown.

The accident was reported to the authorities around 11.10 am on Eu Tong Sen Street, heading towards Hill Street. The 46-year-old truck driver, who sustained minor injuries, declined hospital treatment, as stated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

The arrest followed the charge of operating a heavy vehicle with an overall height exceeding 4.5 meters without a police or auxiliary police escort.

Shin Min Daily News, a local Chinese publication, noted that the truck appeared to be leaning to one side post-accident, with its windshield shattered. The vehicle also bore the name of KH Waste Haulage Services on its door.

At the scene, the driver was handcuffed and escorted to a police vehicle for detention.

A witness from a nearby bakery recounted stepping outside after hearing a loud noise, only to find the driver holding his waist as he exited the truck.

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