SMRT bus hits 74-year-old pedestrian in Sengkang, driver arrested

The pedestrian was conscious when he was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. PHOTOS: SCREENGRABS FROM SINGAPORE ROADS ACCIDENT.COM/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The driver of an SMRT bus that hit a 74-year-old pedestrian in Sengkang was arrested on Thursday night.

The police and Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted at about 10.50pm to an accident involving a bus and a man at the junction of Compassvale Road and Compassvale Drive.

The pedestrian was conscious when he was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Photos of the scene on Facebook group SG Road Vigilante show several people gathered around the injured man who was lying on the road next to a stationary SMRT bus.

The bus driver, 68, was arrested for careless driving causing grievous hurt, the police said, adding that investigations are ongoing.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, Mr Vincent Gay, deputy managing director of SMRT Buses, said the bus in the incident, service 110, was making a right turn at that time.

The driver has been suspended from his duties, Mr Gay added.

He said the company’s care team is offering assistance to the pedestrian. 

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.