Woman hurt on Sentosa beach tram after emergency brakes were applied

SINGAPORE - An elderly woman sustained a cut on her forehead and was taken to the hospital on Saturday (June 25), after a Sentosa beach tram she was on hit its brakes suddenly.

A police spokesman said it was alerted to the incident along Palawan Beach Walk at about 2pm.

A case of negligent act causing hurt had occurred at the location, he added.

The women in her 60's, who also complained of neck injuries, was taken to the Singapore General Hospital, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said.

A male passenger was also brought to the National University Hospital.

In response to media queries, a Sentosa Development Corporation spokesperson said that the tram had deployed the emergency brakes to avoid hitting a lowering barrier, causing some guests on board to lose their balance.

"Our staff immediately attended to the affected guests and also called on the SCDF to render additional assistance," he said. "The safety of our guests are of utmost importance and we are investigating the cause of the incident."