In the early hours of January 24, a 53-year-old pedestrian found himself involved in a car accident in Whampoa, leading to his hospitalization, according to The Straits Times. The incident occurred along 90 Whampoa Drive around 6:20 am, prompting a swift response from the authorities.
Accident Details and Response
The police were alerted to the accident, which involved a car and a pedestrian. The injured pedestrian, a 53-year-old man, was conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital by the Singapore Civil Defence Force. The driver involved in the incident is a 69-year-old woman, who is now cooperating with the ongoing investigations.
A photo sent in by a Straits Times reader depicted a white car that had collided with the railings of a pavement, ultimately landing on a grass patch near a basketball court. The impact of the accident appeared to have caused a banner to partially detach, with two workers on-site attempting to rectify the issue. A cordon was set up around the accident site, indicating the severity of the incident.
Eyewitnesses reported significant damage to the front of the car involved in the accident. Blood-stained tissues scattered on the ground near the vehicle were visible, suggesting the severity of the collision. According to Shin Min Daily News, a woman present at the scene was seen rubbing her right wrist, with a male family member providing comfort during the aftermath of the incident.
The 69-year-old female driver is actively assisting with investigations to determine the circumstances leading to the accident. As authorities piece together the events, factors such as road conditions, visibility, and the actions of both the pedestrian and the driver will likely be scrutinized to establish accountability.
Car accidents involving pedestrians underscore the importance of road safety and the need for both drivers and pedestrians to exercise caution. The incident serves as a reminder for all road users to adhere to traffic rules and regulations, especially during early morning hours when visibility may be reduced.