Driver who hit man walking on PIE appeals for witnesses

A driver is appealing for witnesses after he hit a man trying to cross the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) on foot.

The incident occurred last Saturday morning along the PIE towards Tuas, before the Thomson Road exit.

The driver, 21-year-old student Glendolph Chua, posted 10 photos of the aftermath on Facebook.

He said he was driving at about 80kmh on the first lane, on his way to school, when he saw a man walking towards his lane.

"I honked (at) him but he still continued walking and I jammed my brakes and swerved to the right, causing him to impact on the left side of my car."

Photos Mr Chua posted showed dents on the front of his yellow Suzuki Swift.

He said in replies to questions on his Facebook post that the man had walked across the other two lanes towards his.

Mr Chua told The Straits Times yesterday that he was looking for witnesses to help with police investigations, and that he was still "a bit shocked".

He declined further comment, saying "police investigations are ongoing and I'm leaving it to them as it is a police matter".

It is not clear why the pedestrian was trying to cross at least three lanes of the expressway on foot.

The police said they were alerted to the accident at 9.29am. "The 54-year-old pedestrian was conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital," said a police spokesman.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted at 9.35am and dispatched an ambulance.

Tan Tock Seng Hospital was alerted to be on standby, which is typical of more serious cases.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2017, with the headline 'Driver who hit man walking on PIE appeals for witnesses'. Print Edition | Subscribe