Boy, 8, dies in car accident while crossing road with grandfather

An eight-year-old boy was hit by a car at Eu Tong Sen Street on the evening of Dec 9, 2015.
An eight-year-old boy was hit by a car at Eu Tong Sen Street on the evening of Dec 9, 2015. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - An eight-year-old boy died of injuries sustained in a car accident on Wednesday (Dec 9) while he was returning home with his grandfather after a swim.

Police said that the accident, which occurred at around 6.50pm on Wednesday, was at Eu Tong Sen Street towards Hill Street.

Two people were taken to hospital, which The Straits Times understands are the grandfather, 66, and his grandson.

The two had just gone for a swim and were on their way home, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

It is understood that the boy was hit by a car and flew into the path of another car, but was not hit a second time.

A witness told the Chinese paper that the grandfather appeared stunned when he could not find his grandson.

When he saw his grandson lying on the road, he knelt by the boy and called out his name until help arrived, the witness said.

The boy later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.