86-year-old e-scooter rider injured after accident with bus in Yishun

An 86-year-old electric scooter rider was sent to hospital after an accident involving a bus in Yishun yesterday morning (April 16).

A photo posted on Facebook shows Bus 811 with a cracked windscreen and a personal mobility device wedged under the vehicle.

Paramedics were also attending to the victim, who was lying on the road.

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to the accident, which occurred at the junction of Yishun Avenue 9 and Yishun Street 21, at 11.21am.

The 86-year-old man was conscious when taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Stomp understands that he sustained multiple injuries.

Police investigations are ongoing.

Ms Tammy Tan, SBS Transit's senior vice-president of corporate communications, said the company was very sorry that the accident had occurred.

"Our immediate priority is the well-being of the injured e-scooter rider," she added.

"We were at the hospital earlier this afternoon and are in contact with his family to render assistance as best we can. Meanwhile, we are assisting the police in their investigations."