A 78-year-old ah ma fractured her spine after the door of a SBS Transit bus closed on her when she was alighting, causing her to fall.
The incident took place last Fri afternoon (4 Aug) at Block 231 Toa Payoh Lorong 8.
Mdm Lim was alighting from SBS Transit bus service 238 by the front door when the door suddenly closed on her.
She was hit on the should and fell down.
The bus driver stopped the bus and, together with 2 passengers, helped Mdm Lim sit down at the bus stop.
According to Mdm Lim, the bus driver said that he had accidentally pressed the button to close the door.
SCDF paramedics subsequently sent Mdm Lim to Tan Tock Seng hospital.
Mdm Lim’s son says that she keeps shouting in pain while warded, and that she will need 3 months to recover.
The cost of her medical treatment has already exceeded S$3000.
SBS Transit has apologised and says that it has offered assistance to the family.