2 taken to hospital after collision involving SBS Transit bus and school bus at Bedok Rd

Two people were taken to hospital after an accident involving an SBS Transit bus and a school bus occurred at Bedok Road on Tuesday morning (Oct 2).

A video of the scene was posted on Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road's Facebook page by Alex Tan at about 7.44am.

In the video, the left side of bus service 55 is completely smashed in and debris is seen scattered on the road.

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Accident on 2 Oct 2018 at about 6.00 to 6.10am. Avoid Bedok Road close to Upper Changi Road junction. Major accident blocking both directions of road.

May the kids stay safe.

Posted by Alex Tan on Monday, 1 October 2018

The school bus is adjacent to the SBS Transit bus and the metal on its roof is crumpled. It appears to have knocked over a metal pole on the sidewalk as well.

An ambulance is also at the scene next to a group of people surrounding a person sitting on the side of the road.

The accident caused a block to traffic from both directions and several vehicles are seen waiting for the area to be cleared.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told Stomp that they were alerted to an accident at the junction of Bedok Road and Bedok Place at about 6.05am.

A police spokesman said that the police were alerted to the accident at about 6.01am.

"A 36-year-old male bus driver and a 10-year-old male passenger were conscious when conveyed to Changi General Hospital and KK Women's and Children's Hospital respectively," the spokesman said.

Stomp understands that the man taken to Changi General Hospital was the driver of the school bus.

Police investigations are ongoing.

In response to a Stomp query, Ms Tammy Tan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, SBS Transit said:

"Our priority is on the well-being of the two people who were hurt and conveyed to the hospital.  

"The child received outpatient treatment and we are already in touch with his parents to render assistance as best we can.  

"We are also trying to get in touch with the driver of the school bus but have not been successful thus far.  

"We are also assisting the police with their investigations."