Woman, 69, seriously hurt in Toa Payoh accident

The minibus was ferrying special needs pupils to school when it collided with a pedestrian on Wednesday (Oct 14) afternoon.

The accident happened after 12pm at the junction of Toa Payoh North and Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, police said.

Bus driver Mr Huang, 40, told Shin Min Daily News that the lights were green as he turned right onto Lorong 1 Toa Payoh.

The vehicle, though, knocked down a 69-year-old woman.

He alighted to check what happened and saw that her leg was bleeding heavily.

The injured woman, 69, was unconscious. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

Lianhe Wanbao said pictures that readers sent in showed the woman lying face down on the road.

Several passers-by came to shelter her from the sun.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said the unconscious woman was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital with serious injuries.

Sources: Shin Min Daily News, Lianhe Wanbao

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