68-year-old woman taken to hospital after car hits 2 PMAs in Bukit Panjang, driver arrested

Fatimah Mujibah
The Straits Times
March 17, 2024

A 68-year-old woman was taken unconscious to hospital after an accident between a car and two personal mobility aids (PMAs) in Bukit Panjang on March 16.

The 32-year-old male car driver was arrested for careless driving causing grievous hurt.

The police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were alerted to the accident, which happened at the junction of Bukit Panjang Ring Road and Segar Road, at about 4.15pm.

The woman was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Another person declined to be taken to hospital after being assessed for minor injuries, said the SCDF.

Photos of the accident’s aftermath, posted by Facebook group SG Road Vigilante – SGRV, show a black multi-purpose vehicle in the middle lane, just after the traffic light.

A PMA with a blue seat cushion can be seen crushed under the front of the car. Some belongings are scattered on the ground near the site.

Four paramedics and two police officers can be seen attending to a person on the ground.

Two police cars can also be seen near the accident site, with several safety cones put up around it.

Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported that when the accident occurred, a resident heard a loud noise and saw a woman lying in front of a car when he ran to look out of his window.

When Shin Min went to the scene on the morning of March 17, bloodstains could be seen on the ground.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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Posted by SG Road Vigilante - SGRV on Saturday, March 16, 2024

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