Student, 12, knocked down at zebra crossing outside school

A 12-year-old student was knocked down by a car at a zebra crossing outside his school on Tuesday afternoon.

The Secondary 1 student from Saint Andrew's Secondary suffered injuries to his elbow and back.

He was put under 24-hour observation, said Mr Liang Sea Fong, the school's communications liaison officer.

Mr Liang said a teacher from the school who saw the accident called an ambulance, informed the boy's parents and the school.

Residents in the area said the Potong Pasir Avenue 2 crossing is commonly used and the accident is a first in their memory.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the boy was conscious in the ambulance that ferried him to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

When The Straits Times visited the scene, the driver of the Honda Jazz that hit him declined to comment. His car's windscreen was cracked.

The police said they received the call about the accident at about 2.15pm.

A 56-year-old, who wanted to be known as Mr Chan, said he was at a nearby temple when he heard a commotion outside.

He went to the aid of the boy, whose mother arrived about 15 minutes later. She was distraught, he added.

jalmsab@sph.com.sg

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