Passers-by form human wall to protect woman who hit head on bus and fell onto road

The woman being attended to by SCDF personnel.
The woman being attended to by SCDF personnel.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
The woman hit her head on a bus that was preparing to leave the bus stop and fell on the ground.
The woman hit her head on a bus that was preparing to leave the bus stop and fell on the ground.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - Kind passers-by formed a human wall to protect a woman who had hit her head on a stationary bus and fallen onto the road on Tuesday (Nov 17) evening.

The woman, who is in her 40s, had been standing at the bus stop outside People's Park Complex along Eu Tong Sen Street in Chinatown when she apparently had a dizzy spell and fell, Shin Min Daily News reported.

She hit her head on a bus that was preparing to leave the bus stop and fell on the ground.

A witness told the Chinese daily that the woman suddenly looked unsteady before she fell. She suffered head injuries, and pictures from the scene show her with blood covering her face and hands.

Good Samaritans not only formed a human wall to protect her from oncoming traffic during the evening peak hour, but also tended to her wound with ice, Shin Min said.

The woman was conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said. It was alerted to the incident at 6.18pm.

Shin Min also reported that the woman initially refused to be sent to the hospital, insisting that she was fine, before being persuaded by SCDF personnel.