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SBS flip flops: It will now pay for all funeral expenses of Sengkang bus accident victim

Posted by temasektimes on April 5, 2012

After drawing flak from the public for its insensitive demand to the family of the Sengkang bus accident victim to submit a ‘proposal’ to its management to pay for the repatriation of the body back to Malaysia, SBS Transit flip flops and say it will not pay for all expenses related to the funeral.

66 year old Madam Chan Ah Yong was crossing a junction in Sengkang on Tuesday morning when a SBS bus driven by a PRC driver ran over her, dragging her body beneath it for half a minute before killing her on the spot.

Madam Chan was from Seremban, Malaysia and the family wants the funeral to be held in her hometown where her father and two brothers live.

However, when her two daughters asked SBS Transit if it can foot the bill for sending her body to Malaysia, they were told to submit a proposal instead.

“But when I asked them on Tuesday, they told me to submit a proposal to their management,” Ms Kenix Lau, the younger daughter of Madam Chan said in response to queries from the media.

In a stunning U-turn, SBS Transit’s senior vice president for corporate communications, Tammy Tan, now says the company will foot the bill for the funeral.

The company has since contacted Mdm Chan’s son-in-law to inform him that all costs related to the funeral will be borne by the bus operator.

“We know nothing we do or say can change the fact that a life has been lost and a family is in grief. We can only say we are very, very sorry and will do whatever we can to assist the family during this difficult time,” Ms Tan said.

Perhaps SBS Transit can review its long-standing hiring policy of recruiting drivers from China to prevent any more unnecessary deaths like Madam Chan’s from occurring in the future again.

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Sengkang accident: SBS Transit told family of victim to submit a ‘proposal’ for it to pay for repatriation of body to Malaysia

Posted by temasektimes on April 5, 2012

SBS Transit has requested the family of accident victim Chan Ah Yong, who was brutally killed on the spot when a SBS bus driven by a PRC driver ran over her on Tuesday morning to submit a ‘proposal’ to their management to pay for her body’s repatriation to Malaysia.

Madam Chan was from Seremban, Malaysia and the family wants the funeral to be held in her hometown where her father and two brothers live.

When her two daughters asked SBS Transit if it can foot the bill for sending her body to Malaysia, they were told to submit a proposal instead.

“But when I asked them on Tuesday, they told me to submit a proposal to their management,” Ms Kenix Lau, the younger daughter of Madam Chan said in response to queries from the media.

According to insider information, the PRC driver responsible for the accident was new and came to Singapore only six months ago. As usual, SBS Transit has put up a veil of silence to deflect public criticisms of its mishandling of the entire saga.

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Sengkang bus accident: Family of victim to sue SBS Transit for compensation?

Posted by temasektimes on April 4, 2012

The family of the victim 66 year old Madam Tan Ah Eng who was killed when a SBS Transit bus ran over her yesterday morning when crossing a junction in Sengkang has not ruled out suing SBS Transit for compensation!

In a video clip taken by an in-house car camrecorder by a taxi-driver, the bus was seen turning right and running over Madam Tan without stopping, dragging her body beneath it for half a minute before a motorist called the driver to stop.

The ‘Chinese’ driver reportedly then spoke to the passengers in a Chinese accent asking them to disembark from the bus.

Speaking to queries from the media, Madam Tan’s brother 64 year old Mr Tan said:

“We were very angry when we watched the video. It was flashing ‘green man’ at that point in time and the bus driver was seated on the right when turning right. How did he miss my sister? We are not ruling out taking legal action against SBS Transit, but we will have to wait till we settle the funeral.”

Meanwhile, SBS Transit said it has suspended the duties of the bus captain who is currently under police investigations. The driver is now confirmed to be a man in his 40s from China.

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VIDEO: ‘Yaya’ SBS PRC driver ‘escorted’ away by traffic police as victim’s lunchbox lies on the ground

Posted by temasektimes on April 4, 2012

Any driver who just knocked down a pedestrian will appear to be in a state of shock, but not the SBS Transit PRC driver who did not look a bit distraught in the aftermath of the tragic accident at Sengkang yesterday morning in which a 66 year old woman was killed on the spot by the turning bus when crossing the road.

As the driver was led away by the traffic police, he looked calm and composed as if nothing has happened. One netizen ‘Phil Tan’ even caught a grin on his face:

“I saw him smiling when interviewed, doesn’t look shock at all.”

In the video, the victim’s lunchbox in pink plastic bag was left on the road. She was reportedly dragged for a distance before a motorist on a bike horned at the bus driver to stop.

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Tragic Sengkang accident: Niece of victim asked why SBS driver did not see her aunt

Posted by temasektimes on April 4, 2012

Chan Jack San, a niece of the deceased 66 year old Singaporean aunty who was ran over by a SBS Transit bus yesterday morning in Sengkang, has called on Singaporeans to cross the roads carefully.

In a video clip taken at the scene, the SBS bus was observed making a right turn and running over the poor woman who was crossing the road as the ‘green man’ was flashing and dragging her under it for a distance before motorists called on the driver to stop. She was pronounced dead on the spot and was ‘crushed beyond recognition’, according to Ms Chan:

[Source: Facebook]

Writing on her Facebook, Ms Chan also urged Singaporeans to take heed from the accident:

“to everyone out there, this serves as a warning. dun think crossing the traffic light with a green man is safe, always check the vehicles & surrounding ard u before u cross.”

[Source: Chan Jack San's Facebook]

Like many Singaporeans, she wondered why the driver failed to see her aunt crossing the road:

“all cried after seeing the video. how can the fucking bus driver not see my aunt! it is green man when she cross the road!”

The Straits Times reported the driver spoke in a Chinese (PRC) accent asking the passengers to disembark from the bus after the accident. However, both SBS Transit and the state media have refused to divulge his name and nationality so far.

SBS Transit said it is ‘very saddened’ by the incident and extends its deepest condolences to the family of the victim without explaining the causes behind the shocking accident which took Singapore by storm, thereby still leaving many questions unanswered.

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PHOTO: The alleged PRC driver who ran over 66 year old Singaporean aunty at Sengkang

Posted by temasektimes on April 4, 2012

A shocking accident happened yesterday morning in Sengkang where a SBS Transit bus simply ran over a 66 year old woman crossing the road when making a right turn, dragging her under the bus for half a minute and killing her on the spot.

He was obviously ‘dreaming’ as the brake lights were not even on after he hit the woman.

According to the Straits Times, the SBS driver then spoke in a thick Chinese (PRC) accent to the passengers to disembark from the bus as if nothing has happened:

He appeared to be calm and composed when he was led away by the traffic police. It is not known if he has been arrested for dangerous driving.

SBS Transit has so far refused to divulge the name and nationality of the driver. It has been actively recruiting drivers from China in the last few years due to ‘shortage’ of local workers.

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SHOCKING VIDEO: SBS bus driven by PRC driver ran over woman as she was crossing road in Sengkang

Posted by temasektimes on April 3, 2012

The tragic accident at the junction of Sengkang East Way and Compassvale Road this morning was recorded by a passer-by. It showed a 33 year old woman crossing the road when the traffic was flashing a ‘green man’. (In the earlier part of the video, another woman can be seen walking across the junction at the opposite side).

[Snapshot from video: Seconds before the poor woman was knocked down by the turning bus whose PRC driver appeared to be 'sleeping' and not aware of a pedestrian crossing the road]

A SBS Transit Bus Service 159 made a right turn and simply ran over the woman without stopping to allow her to pass. The woman was reportedly dragged under it for nearly HALF A MINUTE MORE under the bus before other motorists alerted the bus driver to stop.

According to the Straits Times, the bus driver told the bus passengers in a Chinese (PRC) accent to disembark the bus two to three minutes after the bus had stopped. For some strange reasons, his identity was not revealed and it is not known if he has been arrested by the police for dangerous driving.

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PHOTO: 66 year old woman killed after being hit by SBS bus in Sengkang this morning

Posted by temasektimes on April 3, 2012

A 66 year old woman was pronounced dead on the spot after being hit by a SBS Transit Bus service number 159 this morning.

[Source: Hardwarezone Forum]

The accident happened at about 11.20am at the junction of Sengkang East Way and Compassvale Road. The woman was reportedly knocked down at a pedestrian crossing when the bus was making a right turn and was dragged for a distance.

According to the Straits Times, the bus driver told the bus passengers in a Chinese (PRC) accent to disembark the bus two to three minutes after the bus had stopped. For some strange reasons, his identity was not revealed and it is not known if he has been arrested by the police for dangerous driving.

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