Elderly man hit by son's car

Elderly man hit by son's car

SINGAPORE - He was trying to open the gate at the front of the house when the sedan car his son was driving knocked him down.

Apparently out of control, the car ploughed into the garden area of the corner terrace at Loyang Rise yesterday morning.

The gold-coloured Nissan smashed into the outer brick wall of the house about 30 metres from the gate and came to a halt.

Chunks of rubble lay on the footpath outside.

The front bumper of the car had also fallen off.

Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported that the driver, in his 50s, quickly alighted and attended to his father, who is in his 80s.

Witnesses said the driver looked like he was in shock, as if he did not know how the accident occurred.

There were no visible injuries on the father and he appeared to be conscious, they said.

One witness told Shin Min Daily: "The driver's father had been trying to open the gate when for some reason, the son lost control of the car and hit him."

A Singapore Civil Defence Force spokesman said the elderly man was taken to the Changi Hospital.

The family declined to be interviewed.

This article was first published on June 4, 2014.
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