Man trapped under double-decker bus in accident on Hougang Avenue 9

The windscreen of the bus was cracked after it knocked down a 51-year-old man on Sept 30, 2016.
The windscreen of the bus was cracked after it knocked down a 51-year-old man on Sept 30, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
Blood stains under the bus which knocked down a man at Hougang Avenue 9 on Sept 30, 2016.
Blood stains under the bus which knocked down a man at Hougang Avenue 9 on Sept 30, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - A man was trapped under a bus after an accident on Hougang Avenue 9 on Friday (Sept 30).

The double-decker bus, service 72, knocked into the pedestrian at about 10.30am.

The 51-year-old man, dressed in a T-shirt and a pair of bermudas, was smeared with blood and had a look of pain on his face in photos submitted by a Shin Min Daily News reader.

There was a web of cracks on the bus' windscreen and blood was left on the road after the man was freed.

A number of passers-by stopped to help, said Mr Bernard Chua, 45, who was walking to work when he witnessed the accident.

Mr Chua called the police and used his newspaper to shield the victim from the hot sun, he told Shin Min Daily News.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that the victim's right leg was trapped under the bus.

The man was freed by SCDF and was conscious as he was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The hospital was alerted to be on standby to receive him, SCDF said.

SBS Transit is attempting to reach out to the victim and his family, said its senior vice-president of corporate communications, Ms Tammy Tan.

"Our priority is the well-being of the injured gentleman and we have been trying to get in touch with him or his family," Ms Tan said.

"We were at the hospital earlier today but were unable to establish contact with any of them. We will continue to reach out. Meanwhile, we are assisting the Police with their investigations."

A fire engine, a Red Rhino, two fire bikes, an ambulance and a support vehicle were sent to the scene.

Police said investigations are ongoing.