Teacher hit by van at pedestrian crossing outside school

Teacher hit by van at pedestrian crossing outside school
Mrs Eileen Pua Jiu Er, a chemistry teacher with River Valley High School in Boon Lay.

SINGAPORE - She had just ended her day in school on Tuesday when she decided to do some shopping before heading home.

The last thing that Mrs Eileen Pua Jiu Er, a 31-year-old chemistry teacher with River Valley High School in Boon Lay, says she remembers is stepping onto a pedestrian crossing near the main gate of the school when the lights turned green.

When she opened her eyes, she was surprised to find herself lying in an unfamiliar bed, wondering where she was and how she had ended up there.

Mrs Pua, who has been with River Valley High since 2010, found out she had been out cold after a van knocked her down as she was crossing Boon Lay Avenue at around noon.

She suffered shoulder and rib fractures and several facial scars.

She told The New Paper from her bed at the National University Hospital (NUH) on Thursday: "I was planning to bake for my family later in the evening so I decided to buy some baking ingredients before heading home.

"I was crossing the road and the next thing I knew, I was in a hospital bed.

"The first thoughts that came to my mind were where I was and why I was here.

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