Pedestrian caught on video being hit by car in Punggol

The woman involved in the accident was seen in the video crossing the road without checking for oncoming traffic on her right. The driver of the car and other motorists and pedestrians were seen providing aid to her after the accident.
The woman involved in the accident was seen in the video crossing the road without checking for oncoming traffic on her right. The driver of the car and other motorists and pedestrians were seen providing aid to her after the accident. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

A 60-year-old pedestrian was injured after a car hit her in Punggol Way on Wednesday.

A video posted by Facebook user Andrew Ng shows the woman being hit by the car as she was crossing the first lane of the road.

In the video, she was seen crossing the lane without first checking for oncoming traffic from her right.

She landed about a metre away from the car after being hit.

The driver of the car involved in the accident as well as other motorists and pedestrians were seen providing aid to the victim.

Police said they received a call at 6.37pm on Wednesday regarding an accident in Punggol Way towards Seletar North Link.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it sent an ambulance to the scene. The woman was conscious and was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Facebook users who commented on the video pointed out that the pedestrian should have checked for oncoming traffic more carefully.

Police investigations are ongoing.

A month ago, a similar video was posted online. It 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.

The incident sparked a debate over who was at fault, with some people blaming the boy and others saying that the driver should share some of the blame.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2016, with the headline 'Pedestrian caught on video being hit by car in Punggol'. Print Edition | Subscribe