Pedestrian knocked down by taxi at Bugis Junction

A man was knocked down by a taxi while crossing Victroria Street on Monday (Aug 29) night.
A man was knocked down by a taxi while crossing Victroria Street on Monday (Aug 29) night.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/ROADS.SG

SINGAPORE - A 26-year-old man suffered minor injuries after he was knocked down by a taxi while crossing Victoria Street on Monday (Aug 29) night.

A video of the accident uploaded by Roads.sg on Wednesday (Aug 31) morning had been viewed more than 64,000 times by 4pm, sparking a debate about pedestrian safety in the comments.

The minute-long clip showed a taxi cruising along Victoria Street in the direction of Hill Street.

It appeared to beat the red light at the road crossing between Bugis Junction and Bugis Village, then ran into a pedestrian, while narrowly missing another.

A bus was parked at the side of the road at the time of the accident.

Police said they were informed of the accident at 9.07pm. The injured man was taken to Singapore General Hospital.

It is understood that his injuries are not serious. Police also said that investigations are ongoing.

A number of accidents involving pedestrians have been captured on video this year.

On Aug 3, a 60-year-old pedestrian was injured after a car hit her at Punggol Way.

In July, a video that went viral showed a young boy dashing out from behind a bus at a bus stop to cross Jurong West Street 81. He was hit by a car and sent hurtling across the bonnet. The shaken but seemingly unscathed boy was attended to by passers-by.