12-year-old girl in Yio Chu Kang accident regains consciousness

12-year-old girl in Yio Chu Kang accident regains consciousness

SINGAPORE - A 12-year-old girl who sustained serious head injuries after being hit by a car along Yio Chu Kang Road has regained consciousness, according to Lianhe Wanbao on Wednesday.

Alenna New, a pupil from Anderson Primary School, was crossing the road on Monday afternoon at around 4pm when the car struck her.

The girl was thrown a few metres away from the impact and lost consciousness at the scene.

She was sent to KK Women's and Children's Hospital for treatment.

According to the Chinese evening daily on Wednesday, Alenna regained consciousness but is still under observation at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Her family, including her parents, older brother and grandmother visited her on Tuesday afternoon. Her grandmother told reporters that Alenna was awake but had to remain in the ICU.

She added that her granddaughter is usually careful when she crosses the road and is not sure how the accident could have occurred.

Her father refused to say more, but said he just wants her daughter to recover soon.

According to a Wanbao report on Tuesday, the accident happened as the girl was returning to her home at The Calrose condominium.

An eyewitness Mr Fu told Wanbao that the girl hesitated while crossing the road and the car could not avoid her in time.

Mr Fu notified her family of the accident after finding her address and phone number among her belongings.

Police investigations are ongoing.

candicec@sph.com.sg

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