Speculation was rife among netizens in the Facebook post's comments section over what could have caused the bus driver's actions
SINGAPORE - New video footage has emerged online showing the events leading up to an accident involving a SBS Transit bus and four motorcycles at Pasir Panjang Road last Thursday (July 20) morning.
In the video posted on Beh Chia Lor - Singapore Road's Facebook page on Tuesday (July 25), the bus is seen knocking down the motorcyclists while they were waiting at a traffic light.
It then continues driving ahead even though the lights are red.
Speculation was rife among netizens in the Facebook post's comments section over what could have caused the bus driver's actions.
The Straits Times understands that the driver had stepped on the wrong pedal while waiting for the lights to turn green. He then panicked and attempted to avoid the motorcyclists by swerving right.
Police investigations are still ongoing.
The accident, which occurred at around 11am near the Labrador Outdoor Adventure Centre, resulted in two motorcyclists and a pillion rider aged between 23 and 39 being taken to hospital.
All three have since been discharged.
When contacted on Tuesday, SBS Transit said it is assisting the police with their investigations."Our priority is the well-being of the two injured motorcyclists and a pillion rider," said a spokesman.
"We were at the hospital that day following the incident and all three of them received outpatient treatment. We will continue to render assistance to them as best we can.
"We apologise to affected commuters and road users for the inconvenience caused."