UPDATE: We are sorry to report that the boy in this story passed away from his injuries.
A boy was run over by a SMRT bus while crossing the road at Choa Chu Kang today at about 9am.
The boy, who is around 6 years old, was pinned under the rear wheel of the bus.
SCDF officers managed to free the child, who suffered multiple serious injuries.
The boy was sent unconscious to National University Hospital.
Said eyewitness Charlie Lim:
“There was a lot of blood flowing under the bus.”
Lim, who snapped this picture (above), said he asked around and was told that the boy had been “playing with a mobility device when crossing the road”.
Lim said the boy’s mother was standing next to the bus and appeared to be in a state of shock, as a group of friends and police officers comforted her.
SMRT says that its care team has reached out to the boy’s family to provide support and assistance.