SBS Transit bus stuck in tennis court at Yio Chu Kang; second incident of wayward bus in 2 days

An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.PHOTO: NIVASH JOYVIN
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.PHOTO: GEORGINA KOH
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.PHOTO: MARCUS
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.PHOTO: STRAITS TIMES READER
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.PHOTO: STRAITS TIMES READER
A view of the damage on the bus that crashed into a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
A view of the damage on the bus that crashed into a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
The tennis court after the bus was removed on Sept 30, 2016.
The tennis court after the bus was removed on Sept 30, 2016.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
A view of the damage on the bus that crashed into a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
A view of the damage on the bus that crashed into a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
A view of the damage on the bus that crashed into a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.
A view of the damage on the bus that crashed into a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening.ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH

SINGAPORE - A public bus has ended up in an unlikely place - the second time this has happened in two days.

An SBS Transit bus was found in a tennis court next to Yio Chu Kang MRT station on Friday (Sept 30) evening. The bus, believed to be service 13, appeared to have crashed through a fence. 

It hit a lamp post, and there were shards of glass all over the tennis court. No one was playing at the court when the incident happened.

A witness, who only wanted to be known as Marcus, told The Straits Times that the accident happened around 6.20pm.

The bus driver appeared dazed but was unharmed, the 56-year-old tennis coach said.

SBS Transit said it was "stunned", but no one was hurt in the accident.

"We are stunned that this has happened and will certainly be launching an investigation into it," said Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice-president of corporate communications. 

"We are, however, thankful that no one was on the tennis court and no passengers were on board at that time."

A reader, who wanted to be known only as Ricky, told The Straits Times that he was shocked to see the bus stuck in the fence.

The 54-year-old public servant said he had alighted from bus 162 on his way home at about 7pm when he came across the unusual sight.

He said he was concerned about the safety of the passengers and anyone who may have been playing tennis on the court.

There was no obstruction at the interchange as "two-thirds of the bus" was in the court, he said.

"If anyone was playing tennis there, it would be a sudden attack," he said. "I'm worried for the lives and safety of others."

The bus was towed away at about 7.45pm.

On Thursday, an SMRT bendy bus was stuck in a field at Kim Keat for 10 hours. After making a wrong turn at Kim Keat Avenue, the bus driver tried to make a u-turn on the field.

The wheels and part of the body sank into the ground, and the service 67 bus had to be hauled away by a tow truck.

The Straits Times understands that the bus was off-service and heading to Kranji Depot.