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5 injured in bendy bus accident in Choa Chu Kang

An accident leaves an SMRT bus on the pavement of a HDB block, with five persons sent to hospital in conscious and stable state.

SINGAPORE: An accident involving an SMRT bendy bus and a car at Choa Chu Kang Drive left five injured at about 2pm on Sunday (Jan 8) afternoon.

The bus - service number 302 - crashed onto the pavement near Block 698B. All five were taken to the hospital conscious and stable, with injuries such as abrasions, headaches, giddiness and palpitations, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force.

(Photo: Sulastri Kusen)

Three of the injured were children – two of whom were 7-year-olds - were taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

The other child was a 12-year-old girl, who was sent to the National University Hospital together with a woman, 60.

According to the Singapore Police Force, the 52-year-old bus driver was taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital.

The SCDF sent three ambulances and one fire engine to the scene. Police investigations are ongoing.