A pedestrian was trapped for 45 minutes after being knocked down by a bus in Hougang Avenue 9 on Friday (Sep 30).
The man, who is in his 50s, had to be extricated from under the bus by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers. He suffered leg injuries but was conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, SCDF said.
SCDF said it received a call about the accident at 10.35am, and dispatched a fire engine, a Red Rhino, two fire bikes, an ambulance and a support vehicle to the scene. The hospital was also alerted to be on standby to receive the patient.
Mr Bernard Chua, a 44-year-old security officer, was on the bus when the accident happened.
"I was on the bus when I suddenly heard a very loud 'boom' sound. Then people on the bus started shouting. Later on we realised that someone had been knocked down. No one called the police, so I was the first one to call," he said.
Photos seen by Channel NewsAsia show the man in visible pain, with his head and arm also bloodied.
When Channel NewsAsia visited the scene of the accident at about 11.45am, at least five pedestrians were seen jaywalking across the road in the span of half an hour.
A resident of the area, who only wanted to be known as Mdm Lim, said it was common to see people jaywalking here. "This is a small street. It is normal every day for people to jaywalk here. I did not expect this kind of accident to happen," she said.