Jaywalker sent flying after being hit by car in Balestier Road

The footage shows the pedestrian trying to cross the three-lane road when she is hit by a black Toyota sedan travelling on the right-most lane along Balestier Road.
The footage shows the pedestrian trying to cross the three-lane road when she is hit by a black Toyota sedan travelling on the right-most lane along Balestier Road.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM SG ROAD VIGILANTE/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A jaywalker was sent flying when she was hit by a car while crossing Balestier Road on Monday (July 22).

The police said  they were alerted to the accident in Balestier Road  at 5.29pm.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the woman suffered minor injuries and refused to be taken to the hospital.

Videos of the accident were shared on Facebook pages Roads.sg and SG Road Vigilante on Tuesday, and the posts have garnered more than 50,000 views.

The footage shows the pedestrian trying to cross the three-lane road when she is hit by a black Toyota sedan moving in the rightmost lane.

The woman - who did not use a designated pedestrian crossing - is thrown against a stationary silver car in the middle lane before landing on the road. 

The drivers of both vehicles subsequently get out of their cars to check on the pedestrian.

Several netizens commented that the pedestrian was not careful when crossing the road and pointed out that she was in the driver's blind spot when the accident occurred.

 

Facebook user Palaboy Eugiano noted that the black car had been slowing down when the accident occurred, and it could have been worse otherwise.

 

The police are investigating the accident.