Woodlands accident: Boy admitted to KKH with fractured ankle; SMRT suspends bus driver
Posted by temasektimes on April 9, 2012
He is reportedly in stable condition and sustained a fracture of his right ankle from the accident.
SMRT has confirmed an accident took place at about 2.55pm at the junction of Woodlands Drive 63 and Woodlands Avenue 6 and involved service 912. The bus driver has been suspended by SMRT pending police investigations.
The circumstances leading to the accident is not known. Neither did SMRT reveal the nationality of the bus driver as speculations run wild in cyberspace that he might be from China again.
One frequent commuter of bus service 912 Faizal Maidin posted on Facebook the likely identity of the driver:
“I think I know the driver that did it. I was in bus 912 that day with my mum and it was driven by this PRC driver. I think he is the only PRC driver driving the service bus 912. The rest are Singaporean and Malaysian drivers. He is insane mind you. He beat the traffic light when it was green. I was like haaaaaaaaaa. Think it is him alright. That day he almost hit a boy with his grandmum at the traffic junction.”
There were about 28 passengers on board the bus during the time of incident and no passenger was injured. The latest accident came barely a week after a SBS Transit bus driven by a PRC driver ran over a 66 year old woman in Sengkang and killing her on the spot.
Speaking in Parliament on Monday, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew revealed about about 26 per cent of bus drivers are Malaysians and about 13 per cent are from China. This percentage does not include those who have been ‘converted’ into Singapore PR.
The Temasek Times is the FIRST internet news site in Singapore to report on the accident at 4.30pm, four hours before Yahoo News. The mainstream media has NOT reported on it yet.