Bus hits pedestrian, minor injuries reported

The bus hit a pedestrian at the junction of Marsiling Rise and Marsiling Road on Jan 18, 2018.
The bus hit a pedestrian at the junction of Marsiling Rise and Marsiling Road on Jan 18, 2018.PHOTO: KIRO ER

SINGAPORE - A bus allegedly hit a pedestrian at a junction in Marsiling on Thursday evening (Jan 18).

A reader told The Straits Times that she saw a bus with service number 178 involved in an accident at Marsiling Rise at around 6.35pm on Thursday.

Kiro Er, a 16-year-old student, said there was an ambulance at the scene.

"The bus blocked the entire road and it caused a traffic jam," said the teenager.

She was walking home after alighting from another bus that had to take a detour due to the accident.

The police told ST that they were alerted to the accident at the junction of Marsiling Rise and Marsiling Road at 6.32pm on Thursday.

It involved a bus and a pedestrian, who was using a personal mobility device.

There were a few people who reported injuries, including passengers on the bus, but they were minor.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it deployed an ambulance in response to the accident involving a bus and a personal mobility device user. No one was taken to hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.