Tourist hit by double-decker bus outside temple in Little India

A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road.
A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road. PHOTO: CHOO MENG FOO
A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road.
A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road. PHOTO: CHOO MENG FOO
A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road.
A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road. PHOTO: CHOO MENG FOO
A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road.
A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road. PHOTO: CHOO MENG FOO

SINGAPORE - A 56-year-old tourist was hit by an SBS bus outside the Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple along Serangoon Road on Monday (June 22) afternoon.

Eyewitnesses told The Straits Times that the man, who is believed to be from China, had been trying to take a better picture of the temple and stepped out onto the road unknowingly.

He was part of a larger tour group of about 40 who were visiting the temple as part of their sightseeing trip.

Urban planner Choo Meng Foo, 50, said he was talking to a temple staff by the entrance when he heard a bang, followed by several loud screams.

"I saw a woman chasing after the bus and shouting for it to stop. A man was lying on the ground and he was bleeding from his head," said Mr Choo.

Large cracks were seen on the left side of the double-decker bus' windscreen.

A police spokesman said a call informing them of an accident that had occurred along Serangoon Road after Belilios Road was received at 4.34pm on Monday.

The man, who was conscious, was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment.

Police investigations are ongoing.

mklee@sph.com.sg