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Accidents involving children

MAY 2014

A toddler had a near brush with death when dashing across a pedestrian crossing at Bedok North Road.

A car and a taxi braked in time and stopped less than 2m away from the toddler, who is barely taller than the car's bonnet.

A video clip of the incident went viral.

JANUARY 2013

Brothers Nigel Yap, 13, and Donavan Yap, seven, died in a tragic accident at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45.

Nigel had gone to pick his younger brother up from school and they were cycling home when a cement truck hit the bicycle they were on.

JANUARY 2012

Sembawang Primary School pupil Lee Yu Heng, nine, died after he was hit by a car outside his school's temporary premises as he crossed a traffic crossing.

The accident happened as the Primary 4 boy was walking home alone from his school at Sembawang Drive to his family's flat at Canberra Road. The boy was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and succumbed to chest, head and spinal injuries.

JANUARY 2009

Two pupils from Kong Hwa Primary School were seriously injured when they were hit by a van while on a pedestrian crossing.

Primary 5 pupil Leif Lieow, 10, and Primary 3 pupil Tan Heng Joo, eight, were walking home together when the accident happened at Old Airport Road.

Leif had head injuries and Heng Joo suffered severe abrasions on his face and body. Heng Joo's family's maid was walking behind the boys when the accident happened, but she was not injured.

In the same month, Primary 4 pupil Li Yun was run over by a tipper truck as he crossed a zebra crossing.

The nine-year-old was walking a few metres ahead of his grandmother and had almost reached the end of the zebra crossing when the accident happened.