Driverless lorry woman hits
He was waiting for his turn to see the doctor when he saw a lorry reversing along the road outside the clinic he was in.
The sight appeared normal, until he realised that something was amiss - there was no driver behind the wheel.
The patient, who wanted to be known only as David, watched in horror as the lorry continued to roll down the road, mount the kerb that divided the lanes, and hit a woman who was crossing the road at the road divider.
"I shouted when I realised that there was no driver and next thing I knew, it (the lorry) hit the lady," he said.
The accident happened at around 6pm on Mondayalong Jalan Tiong in the Tiong Bahru area.
The lorry, which belongs to Lucky Joint Construction, had rolled backwards for about 50m before it hit the woman in her 60s and came to a stop on the opposite side of the road.
Mr Gulzar Sutankhan, 42, a cook at nearby The Prata & Curry Restaurant, said he was alerted to the accident when he saw a crowd gathering.
He said: "I saw a lady lying on the floor. I don't know what happened, but some of the customers and shopkeepers went to see and help."
Dr Steven Ang, 50, a doctor at a nearby clinic, said he was alerted to the accident by an eyewitness.
"I was seeing a patient at that time, but I had to drop everything," he said.
Together with two of his staff members, Dr Ang rushed to attend to the woman.
According to him, a doctor from Alexandra Hospital who was passing by also stopped to help.
Dr Ang said the woman was lying sideways when he got to her. She was conscious and stable, but was bleeding from her nose, mouth and lower limbs. The ambulance arrived shortly after and paramedics took over.
A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said the woman was taken to Alexandra Hospital with head injuries. Her present condition is not known.
The driver of the lorry could not be identified, but an eyewitness who lives at a HDB block overlooking the scene, said she saw police officers talking to a man whom she believes is the driver.
Telephone calls to Lucky Joint Construction yesterday evening went unanswered.
I shouted when I realised that there was no driver and the next thing I knew, it (the lorry) hit the lady.
- Eyewitness David
Two doctors rush to help victim who was bleeding