Worker hit by minibus at Mandai Road, 60-year-old man without valid driving licence arrested

A 46-year-old pedestrian was taken to hospital after getting hit by a minibus along Mandai Road on Monday morning (Feb 18).

In response to a Stomp query, the police said they were alerted to the accident, which occurred in the direction of Woodlands Road, at 8.52am.

The man was conscious when taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Stomp understands that he suffered pains in his left shoulder and chest.

According to the police, a male driver was arrested for driving a vehicle without the owner's consent. He also does not possess a valid driving licence.

Stomp understands that the driver is 60 years old. He is reportedly acquainted with the vehicle's owner but did not have permission to drive the minibus on the day of the incident.

A photo published by Shin Min Daily News shows the pedestrian, identified as a foreign worker, lying on the road while medical officers from a nearby army camp attended to him.

The man had been seen going back and forth across the road multiple times before being hit by the minibus, reported Shin Min.

Eyewitness Qiu Guoxing, 64, said: "I believe the man works nearby. His colleagues came forward to help after the accident."

Police investigations are ongoing.