3 taken to hospital after bus crashes into prime mover along Tampines Avenue 7


SINGAPORE - An accident between a bus and a prime mover along Tampines Avenue 7 towards Loyang Avenue left three people injured on Saturday night (Feb 9).

The police were alerted to the accident at 9.25pm.

Three people aged between 24 and 73 were conscious when taken to Changi General Hospital by Singapore Civil Defence Force ambulances.

The police said that the prime mover driver was among the three taken to hospital. The other two victims were bus passengers.

The Straits Times understands that the three victims suffered minor injuries.

Mr Joshua Lim was on Go-Ahead bus service 3 when the accident happened. He had been standing and listening to music when the bus collided into the prime mover.

The prime mover appeared to be beating the red light when the bus crashed into the left side of the prime mover, the 24-year-old said, adding that the windscreen of the bus cracked immediately.

"My first instinct was to try to get out of the bus as quickly as possible as I could see fuel gushing out from the prime mover's broken tank," he said.

The National University of Singapore student said that several people in the front of the bus, including an elderly man, might have sustained some injuries.

Mr Lim said that a medically trained full-time national serviceman who had been on the bus went to help the prime mover driver, who was lying on the floor and clutching his ribs.

He asked Mr Lim to call an ambulance. It is not known if the driver was one of the three taken to hospital.

A video provided to The Straits Times shows the prime mover making a right turn at the junction, while the bus is moving straight from the opposite direction.

The bus then collides into the left side of the prime mover. The impact causes the prime mover to swerve before coming to a stop parallel to the road.

In the clip, the front bumper of the bus is badly damaged and the windshield cracked. Parts of both vehicles are strewn on the road.

ST has contacted the police and Go-Ahead for more information.