Elderly man fractures leg after getting shoved by commuters at Bishan MRT Station, son appealing for witness

A 72-year-old man fell and fractured his right leg after allegedly getting shoved by two incoming passengers at Bishan MRT Station on Sept 5.

According to the elderly man’s son, Aaron, the incident happened at around 4.20pm on the Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut.

Aaron told Lianhe Wanbao that his father had met up with some friends at HarbourFront on the day of the incident.

After that, he took the Circle Line train service to Bishan MRT Station in order to transit to the North-South Line, on his way back to their Sembawang home. 

He said:

“My father was in the last carriage.

“He was about to step out when the train stopped at Bishan MRT Station but was pushed back by the crowd streaming into the carriage.

“He fell back into the carriage.”

Aaron’s father told him that he saw two individuals had pushed him with considerable force, and he fell in less than a second.

He subsequently felt a sharp pain in his leg and was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment.

A medical examination revealed that his right leg had suffered multiple fractures, and it is estimated that he will be hospitalised for a month. 

Aaron also revealed that the two who had shoved his father did not apologise, nor did any of the other passengers stepped forth to help. 

Fortunately, SMRT staff rendered assistance quickly and accompanied his father until an ambulance arrived, for which Aaron is grateful.

In response to media queries, a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesman said that the SCDF received a call for assistance at 4.20pm.

An ambulance was dispatched to the scene, and a passenger was conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital for treatment. 

Aaron also said that he has lodged a police report at the Ang Mo Kio South Neighbourhood Police Centre and informed SMRT about it.