Baby among 3 taken to hospital after car ploughs into Kampong Bahru bus stop

Accident along Kampong Bahru Road just after Blair Road towards Bukit Merah.
Accident along Kampong Bahru Road just after Blair Road towards Bukit Merah.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
A bystander said a woman and a baby were taken to hospital after the accident.
A bystander said a woman and a baby were taken to hospital after the accident.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
Parts of the car were strewn across the bus-stop after the crash along Kampong Bahru Road and one of the pillars was knocked down.
Parts of the car were strewn across the bus-stop after the crash along Kampong Bahru Road and one of the pillars was knocked down.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
A signpost was knocked down after a car crashed into a bus stop along Kampong Bahru Road late on Sept 7, 2019.
A signpost was knocked down after a car crashed into a bus stop along Kampong Bahru Road late on Sept 7, 2019.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
One of the injured was carried onto an ambulance after a car crashed into a bus stop along Kampong Bahru Road on Sept 7, 2019.
One of the injured was carried onto an ambulance after a car crashed into a bus stop along Kampong Bahru Road on Sept 7, 2019.PHOTO: ST READER

SINGAPORE - An infant was among three people taken to hospital after a car ploughed into a bus stop near the junction of Blair Road and Kampong Bahru Road on Saturday night (Sept 7).

The police and Singapore Civil Defence Force said they responded to the accident on Kampong Bahru Road towards Jalan Bukit Merah at 11.43pm.

A 28-year-old woman and a 10-month-old infant boy were taken to the National University Hospital, while a 27-year-old male pedestrian was taken to Singapore General Hospital. 

All three were conscious when taken to hospital, and The Straits Times understands that their injuries were not serious.

According to eyewitnesses, the driver was in the car with a woman and a baby. The woman and baby were taken to hospital, one bystander said. 

The front of the car was crushed, and it took down a sign and came to a halt in the vegetation behind the structure. It is not known whether the driver was injured. 

Another person, who was believed to be at the bus stop when the accident happened, was seen lying on the ground and was later taken to the hospital by the ambulance, said eyewitnesses.

Student Athirah Fasihah Mohamed Yusof, 18, who was at a nearby eatery, said the accident occurred at about 11.45pm. "The car skidded and crashed into the bus shelter and took down one of the pillars."

The car was seen travelling along Kampong Bahru Road when it skidded, she added.