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.
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.
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.
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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