Van driver arrested for drink driving after knocking man down

A 33-year-old van driver was arrested for suspected drink driving, after his vehicle mounted a kerb in Dunman Road and hit a man in the early hours of Friday morning.

The 62-year-old man bled from his head, face and hands due to the impact of the crash, reported Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News yesterday.

The police told The Straits Times that they were alerted to an accident involving a van, a pick-up and a pedestrian in Dunman Road, towards Old Airport Road, at about 12.45am.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said the man was taken to Changi General Hospital, which was alerted to be on standby to receive him.

A witness, who gave his name only as Mr Tay, told Shin Min yesterday that the van's left headlight was damaged when it drove up onto the kerb and crashed into a pick-up truck.

The van then moved towards his friend, Alvin, who was waiting for a cab at the side of the road, said Mr Tay, a 38-year-old deliveryman.

He said: "We had met up with a few friends at a coffee shop nearby and Alvin had said that he wanted to go home earlier.

"About 15 minutes later, we heard a crash.

"We decided to check it out and found out that Alvin was injured."

ST understands that no one was in the pick-up at the time.

The police said that the van driver was arrested for suspected drink driving.

Investigations are ongoing.