Five serious bus accidents in the past year
It's been quite a traumatic week for public transport commuters on our roads.
On Friday morning (June 5), two people were hurt when an SMRT bus and a taxi collided along Serangoon Road.
Just a day earlier (June 4), 28 people were taken to Changi General Hospital after a three-bus pile-up along Changi Road.
Here are five other reported accidents involving buses in the past year, which left at least one family in mourning.
The bus hit Madam Wong at Punggol Place, near the bus interchange. PHOTO: SHIN MIN
Senior staff nurse, Madam Lucinia Wong Hang Yee, 30 was killed when a single-deck SBS bus hit her at Punggol Place on May 15.
A witness said Madam Wong was trapped between the vehicle's front and back tyres.
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers had to manually pull Madam Wong from underneath the bus.
She was taken to Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital but died from her injuries.
The windscreen of the SBS bus that had hit the rear of another bus on April 16 at Tampines Avenue 1. PHOTO: LEOMAR GARCIA
Six passengers were injured when two SBS buses crashed at Tampines Avenue 1 on April 16.
IT business analyst Leomar Garcia, 41, was on one of the affected vehicles.
He told The New Paper (TNP) the impact shattered the bus windscreen.
An SBS Transit spokesman said five passengers were taken to Changi General Hospital (CGH) while a girl was taken to KK Women and Children’s Hospital, said.
The SBS bus which crashed into a Comfort taxi at Upper Serangoon Road. TNP PHOTO: JEREMY LONG
Their journey went awry when an SBS bus hit the back of a ComfortDelGro taxi along Upper Serangoon Road on Dec 8.
Fourteen people were hurt.
One of them, a secretary known as Ms Wang, was on her way home from her Toa Payoh workplace when the bus suddenly stopped near Serangoon Junior College - causing her to hit her head.
She was taken to CGH and had four days of medical leave.
The other 13 were treated for minor injuries.
The impact of the collision caused the windscreens of both vehicles to shatter. PHOTO: ISAIAH TAN
Nine people were taken to Changi General Hospital after an SBS bus collided with a lorry at the junction of Telok Kurau Road and East Coast Road on Oct 31.
A witness, who only wanted to be known as Mr Jaems, saw some bus passengers with bandages around their heads.
He said: “There was blood on some of their clothes and blood was also seeping through the bandages."
A single-decker and a double-deck bus collided at Sims Avenue in the direction of Geylang. PHOTO: ST
Two SBS buses collided along Sims Avenue.
A single-deck service 80 had crashed into double-decker service 21 at the slip road of the junction at Sims Avenue and Sims Way.
The Straits Times reported that 23 passengers were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.