30-year-old woman dies after being run over by bus; driver, 30, arrested

30-year-old woman dies after being run over by bus; driver, 30, arrested
The male bus driver being led away by police officers.

SINGAPORE - A 30-year-old Chinese woman who was run over by an SBS bus outside Punggol Bus Interchange on Friday morning has succumbed to her injuries.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) spokesperson told AsiaOne that they were alerted to the accident at 6.47am. Two fire engines, one support vehicle, and one ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

"SCDF officers manually pulled her out from under the bus," the SCDF spokesperson said. "She was not trapped."

She was later conveyed unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital at 7.34am and was pronounced dead at 8.15am.

"A 30-year-old bus driver was arrest in relation to the case," A police spokesman said.

Ms Tammy Tan, SBS Transit's Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications told the Straits Times: "We are very sad that this has happened. We are in touch with her family to extend our deepest condolences and will render assistance and support as best we can during this difficult time."

grongloh@sph.com.sg

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