Boy, 7, hurt in minivan collision
Driver unaware of accident until he heard scream
He rode off with his schoolmate's bicycle from the playground and was on the way to the neighbourhood mini-mart when he got into a collision with a minivan.
Mohamed Imraan Ibrahim, seven, suffered "multiple abrasions on his body and face, and a cut on his left ankle and left arm", said a Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman.
The accident happened at Block 134, Jalan Bukit Merah on Friday.
The driver of the minivan, who wanted to be known only as Mr Johari, 61, said he was headed for the multi-storey carpark.
He told The New Paper on Sunday: "The road is built in such a way that you have to make a sharp right into the carpark - it was a T-junction.
"I didn't see anything but I felt something was wrong with my van's undercarriage because there was a sound.
"I also heard a scream and stopped the vehicle at once."
Mr Johari jumped out of the van and "all I saw was a boy running away".
"I didn't even know that I had hit him and that he was hurt," he said.
The boy's father, Mr Syed Katir, 49, said he found out about the accident when his older daughter, who was with her brother, called him.
Mr Katir said: "One of our neighbours saw my son (running back to the playground) and the injuries all over his body."
Imraan is still warded at the National University Hospital.
The mother of the schoolmate who owns the bicycle, who wanted to be known only as Madam Mashayu, told TNPS that Imraan took her daughter's bicycle "without her permission".
The 45-year-old housewife added: "My daughter told me that he had asked to borrow the bicycle but she said 'no'. She did not even know that he had taken off with the bicycle."
Police confirmed the incident and said that investigations are ongoing.
I didn't see anything but I felt something was wrong with my van's undercarriage because there was a sound.
- Mr Johari, driver of the minivan