HELP: A bus driver crouching over the boy. A couple on a motorcycle stopped to assist the boy.

Boy, 17, taken to hospital after getting hit by bus

It could have been worse for this 17-year-old.

He was said to be using his mobile phone as he crossed the road at the junction of Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 and Choa Chu Kang Way when he was hit by a bus.

The accident happened around 4.20pm on Friday.

Eyewitness Cai Bao Bao, 50, told Shin Min Daily News that the teen was lying face-up on the road.

The victim tried to get up after he was hit, said the hawker assistant.

The driver of SMRT bus service 307 was seen crouching on the pavement, talking on his mobile phone after the incident.

A couple, riding past on their motorbike, also stopped to help the boy.

"They kept him company and told him to lie down and not to move," said Mr Cai.

The New Paper on Sunday understands that the young man was semi-conscious when he was taken to the hospital. He suffered head injuries.


A spokesman said the Singapore Civil Defence Force received a request for ambulance assistance and a male teenager was taken to the National University Hospital.

Mr Patrick Nathan, vice-president of corporate information and communications at SMRT, said in a statement: "An SMRT bus was involved in an accident with a pedestrian around Choa Chu Kang Way on Feb 19. Investigations are still ongoing.

"We are in touch with the pedestrian and the family to assist as best as we can."