86-year-old woman sent to hospital after bus accident in Chinatown, driver assisting investigations
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86-year-old woman sent to hospital after bus accident in Chinatown, driver assisting investigations

Bus accident in Chinatown involved a Tower Transit bus & an SMRT bus

At least one person was injured when two buses were involved in an accident in Chinatown earlier this week.

The passenger, an 86-year-old woman, was taken to hospital.

Source: Singapore roads accident.com on Facebook

A bus driver is also assisting the police with investigations.

Tower Transit bus dented in Chinatown accident

Footage of the aftermath of the Chinatown bus accident was posted on Singapore roads accident.com Facebook page on Friday (7 June).

Taken from the side of the road, the video shows a dent in the back of a Tower Transit bus that was in front.

Source: Singapore roads accident.com on Facebook

It also panned down to show that a panel had been dislodged due to the accident.

Source: Singapore roads accident.com on Facebook

A component on the side had also fallen off and was hanging by a cable.

Source: Singapore roads accident.com on Facebook

SMRT bus windscreen cracked in Chinatown accident

However, the SMRT bus behind, which was service 970, was arguably worse off.

The video showed that its windscreen had been badly cracked due to the impact.

Source: Singapore roads accident.com on Facebook

While no passengers could be seen inside either bus, the driver of the SMRT bus was sitting in his seat while there was a large crowd standing at the bus stop along Eu Tong Sen Street.

86-year-old woman sent to hospital

In response to queries from MS News, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to a road traffic accident along Eu Tong Sen Street on Wednesday (5 June) at about 1.50pm.

The Singapore Police Force (SPF) confirmed with MS News that they were alerted at the same time, and the accident involved two buses heading in the direction towards Hill Street.

One person was conveyed to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), SCDF added.

That person was an 86-year-old woman who was a bus passenger, and she was conscious when sent to SGH, SPF said.

Bus driver assisting with investigations

Additionally, a bus driver is assisting the police with investigations, which are ongoing.

The driver is a 27-year-old man, SPF added.

MS News has reached out to Tower Transit and SMRT for more information on the accident.

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Featured images adapted from Singapore roads accident.com on Facebook.

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