An accident involving an SMRT bus and a pedestrian left one elderly man dead on Monday (Nov 17).
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said they were alerted to the incident along Jurong East Street 32 at 11.57am. They sent one ambulance to the scene, but the man in his 70s – later identified by SMRT as Mr Tan – was pronounced dead at the scene.
Channel 8 News quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the lower half of the elderly man’s body was mangled, while a walking stick was seen on the road. It also said the bus windscreen was shattered in the accident.
The driver was reportedly a 34-year-old female, according to Channel 8 News. Her relatives told Channel 8 News that she had only joined SMRT eight months ago, but had 13 years’ experience driving buses in Malaysia.
An SMRT spokesperson said: “We would like to express our deepest condolences to Mr Tan’s family. We are currently cooperating with the traffic police on the investigations. We have contacted Mr Tan’s family and will render assistance as best as we can during this very difficult time.”