Wild boar crashes into motorcyclist on SLE, leaving the man with fractured shoulder

Mr Krishnan, a logistics senior executive, in the hospital with a fractured shoulder after a wild boar crashed into his motorcycle.
Mr Krishnan, a logistics senior executive, in the hospital with a fractured shoulder after a wild boar crashed into his motorcycle.PHOTO: SHIN MIN
A wild boar lies on the road after it dashed onto the road on the Woodlands-bound SLE.
A wild boar lies on the road after it dashed onto the road on the Woodlands-bound SLE.PHOTO: SHIN MIN READER

SINGAPORE - A motorcyclist was injured on Thursday (April 21) evening after a wild boar dashed onto the road while he was travelling on the Seletar Expressway (SLE), causing an accident.

Logistics worker Mr Krishnan, 49, was unable to stop in time and crashed into the animal. He was flung about 2-3m, and the impact left him with a fractured right shoulder.

The accident happened on the Woodlands-bound SLE, before the Upper Thomson Road exit.

The wild boar was killed.

The Malaysian man told the Chinese evening daily Shin Min Daily News that there were cars all around him when he saw the boar rush out. The next thing he knew, he had been flung from his bike.

Mr Krishnan told reporters he travels daily from his home in Johor Bahru to his workplace in Tampines.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident at 8.30pm. It despatched an ambulance and conveyed Mr Krishnan conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Mr Krishnan was discharged from the hospital on Friday (April 22).