Elderly woman taken to hospital after being knocked down by minibus in Toa Payoh

A pool of blood seen near the junction of Toa Payoh Lorong 1 and Toa Payoh North, where a woman in her 60s was knocked down by a minibus.
A pool of blood seen near the junction of Toa Payoh Lorong 1 and Toa Payoh North, where a woman in her 60s was knocked down by a minibus. ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
Police officers at the scene of the accident.
Police officers at the scene of the accident. ST PHOTO: YEO KAI WEN
Children alighting from the minibus in the aftermath of the accident.
Children alighting from the minibus in the aftermath of the accident. ST PHOTO: SEOW BEI YI

SINGAPORE - A 69-year-old woman was knocked down by a minibus while crossing the road on Wednesday.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted to the incident at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 at noon and one of its ambulance took the woman, who was unconscious, to Tan Tock Seng Hospital where she was treated for serious injuries, believed to be on her right leg.

The minibus was carrying children who had to alight after the accident.

When The Straits Times visited the scene, there was a pool of blood, a shoe and an umbrella which the elderly woman was carrying when the accident happened.

The bus driver, who only wanted to known as Mr Huang, 40, said that he was making a turn at the junction at Toa Payoh Lorong 1 and Toa Payoh North, near Braddell MRT station when his vehicle hit the woman. He had four pupils who he was taking to their school in Yishun.

He added that the accident happened about 10 minutes after he had set off, and that he had been driving for more than 10 years but only started using this route in August.

As of 2pm, police officers were still at the scene. Police said investigations are ongoing.