Pedestrian 'pinned down' in Yew Tee car accident: 'When I saw blood on the hands, I looked away'

Submitted by Stomper Ong

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A pedestrian was hurt in a car accident in Choa Chu Kang on Friday morning (April 21).

The car driver is assisting with investigations, said police.

Sharing photos taken at the scene of the accident, Stomper Ong said he was walking towards Yew Tee Point mall to buy lunch when he saw a traffic jam at the junction near Yew Tee MRT station.

"It looked like an accident. So I went closer to see what happened," said the Stomper.

"Police had partially closed off one side of Choa Chu Kang Drive and were redirecting traffic to Choa Chu Kang Street 62. Because of the diversion, I think buses had to skip one usually busy bus stop opposite the MRT station."

Another witness recounted on Facebook: "I was taking bus service 307 and as it was turning left, I saw the accident. A Chinese and Malay woman. The Chinese woman was pinned down. I'm sure the traffic light was in their favor. But when I saw blood on the hands, I looked away."

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the accident at about 11.15am and took one person to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

When contacted by Stomp, the police said they were alerted at about the same time to the accident involving a car and two pedestrians at the junction of Choa Chu Kang Drive and Choa Chu Kang Street 62.

"A 56-year-old female pedestrian was conveyed conscious to the hospital," added police.

A 34-year-old male car driver is assisting with police investigations, which are ongoing.