Boy, 6, hit by car in Leedon Road while riding kick scooter

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SINGAPORE - In yet another road accident involving a personal mobility device here, a six-year-old boy was sent flying along Leedon Road on Tuesday (Oct 3), after a car hit him while he was on his kick scooter.

The police were alerted to the accident at 4.40pm. The Singapore Civil Defence Force sent an ambulance to the scene.

The boy was taken conscious to National University Hospital (NUH). Police investigations are ongoing.

In a dashcam video submitted to the Facebook page of road safety interest group by the driver identified as Mr Ethan Wang, the boy could be seen skating along the left side of the road, before suddenly cutting across the road.

The car failed to brake in time and hit him, sending him and the scooter flying.

The boy was then seen bawling on the road, while a woman ran towards him.

Mr Wang told The Straits Times he was driving home from his camp in Clementi when the accident occurred. He said he did not see the boy due to the colour of the boy's clothes and the angle from which he approached.

Mr Wang, who declined to reveal his age and occupation, said the boy's mother had been riding on another scooter on the other side of the road. He immediately called for an ambulance.

"I was quite scared for a whole hour after that, as I nearly ran over a boy. If I was going faster and hadn't braked in time, I would have gone over him," he said, adding that he hopes there will be more education on the safe use of personal mobility devices such as the kick scooter.

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