6-Year-Old Trapped Under Car In Toa Payoh Accident On 15 Apr
Vehicular traffic can pose a danger to all road users, amongst whom children are especially vulnerable.
On Thursday (15 Apr), an accident involving a car and a 6-year-old pedestrian took place in Toa Payoh, trapping the young boy under the vehicle.
He was subsequently conveyed to the hospital. A 51-year-old driver has been arrested for negligence causing grievous hurt.
6-year-old boy trapped under car at SAFRA Toa Payoh
According to Lianhe Zaobao, the accident happened at the entrance to SAFRA centre’s carpark in Toa Payoh.
A white car was allegedly turning left at the carpark entrance, when the boy and his mum were walking along the zebra crossing.
As a result, the car collided into the 6-year-old, unfortunately sweeping him under the tyres.
Boy conveyed to KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Speaking to MS News, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) pinpoints the accident to No.293 Lor Toa Payoh.
At around 2.35pm on Thursday (15 Apr), they arrived to find a child stuck under a vehicle that had been propped up by a car jack.
SCDF then rescued the 6-year-old from under the car, and sent him to KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital.
The boy was apparently unconscious at the time of rescue, reports Lianhe Zaobao.
A 51-year-old driver has been arrested for negligent act causing grievous hurt.
If convicted, he could face up to 2 years’ jail, a $5,000 fine, or both. Police investigations are still ongoing.
Hope the 6-year-old boy is okay
Circumstances of the accident are heart-wrenching to bear.
We hope that this incident serves as a reminder for all road users to be vigilant always.
Meanwhile, we hope that the 6-year-old boy is doing fine, and can recover swiftly from his injuries.
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