SINGAPORE - A 10-year-old boy was knocked down by a car in Yishun on Sunday (May 14) evening and taken to hospital with severe injuries.
The accident occurred at Yishun Ring Road, towards Yishun Avenue 2, at about 6.30pm, citizen journalism website Stomp reported on Monday (May 15).
An eyewitness who gave his name as Mr Lee W. X. told The Straits Times on Monday that he had been using an AXS machine nearby when he heard "a very loud bang".
"When I looked, I saw a boy on the road, covered in blood," said the 29-year-old business development manager.
He said the driver of the car, a woman with an elderly man in her vehicle, got out and looked at the boy, before returning to her car.
"The boy was by himself but I think later on his brother, who was about his age, came along and saw him. He was in total shock," said Mr Lee. He added that the boy's parents did not appear to be present.
The boy was conscious but lying on the road with his head covered in blood, and could not get up, said Mr Lee.
He added that people crowded around the boy, some of them with gloves on who appeared to be doctors from a nearby clinic.
"They brought their equipment to check on him," he said.
Asked if the boy was jaywalking, Mr Lee said: "A lot of people cross the road the way the young boy crossed. They alight from the bus (at the bus stop) and just cross."
The Singapore Civil Defence Force told The Straits Times that it was alerted to the accident along Yishun Ring Road at about 6.30pm on Sunday.
"A boy sustained head injuries and was taken to Khoo Teck Puat hospital," said the spokesman.
He added that the hospital was alerted to be on standby to receive the patient, which typically indicates that the injuries were severe.
The police told ST that they were alerted to the accident involving a car and a pedestrian at 6.30pm.
The 10-year-old male pedestrian was taken conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, and police investigations are ongoing.
ST understands that the driver of the car is assisting with investigations.