E-scooter rider killed after being hit by bus at Bedok Reservoir Road

E-scooter rider killed after being hit by bus at Bedok Reservoir Road

E-scooter Bedok Reservoir Road
The accident happened at the junction of  Bedok Reservoir Road and Kaki Bukit Avenue 1. (Photo: Singapore Road Accident/ Facebook) 

SINGAPORE: A 52-year-old man was killed after the e-scooter he was riding was hit by a bus on Thursday (Nov 30) morning.

The accident happened at the junction of Bedok Reservoir Road and Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 at about 10.30am, the police said. The rider was unconscious when he was taken to Changi General Hospital, where he subsequently succumbed to his injuries, the police added. 

Channel NewsAsia understands that the man on the e-scooter was crossing the junction when he was hit by the SBS Transit bus. 

The rider is understood to have dashed across and the bus, which had the right of way, could not stop in time. 

Photos shared on social media showed the scooter pinned underneath the front part of the bus. The bus' windscreen was smashed. 

Other photos showed a man, believed to be the e-scooter rider, lying on the road and bleeding from the back of his head.   

This was the first of two accidents involving e-scooters on Thursday. At about 2.40pm, a 16-year-old was injured at Woodlands after being hit by a car.

In a reply to Channel NewsAsia's query, Ms Tammy Tan, senior vice president of corporate communications at SBS Transit, said the company is "very sad" that the accident happened. 

"We are currently at the hospital with (the injured rider's) family to render assistance as best we can," Ms Tan added. 

Police investigations are ongoing.

Source: CNA/am

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