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Man, 72, in hospital after being hit by car

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A 72-year-old man was taken to hospital after being hit by a car while crossing the road on Saturday.

The police were alerted to the accident at the junction of Serangoon Avenue 2 and Upper Serangoon Road at 8.11pm.

The pedestrian was conscious when taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the man was crossing the road at a zebra crossing when he was hit.

The impact caused him to fly almost 2m, an eyewitness, Mr Ye, 34, told Wanbao.

The male driver of the car looked anxious when he got out of the car to check on the pedestrian, said Mr Ye, who gave only one name.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that the pedestrian was taken to hospital.

It said the hospital was not alerted to be on standby to receive him. Hospitals are usually alerted to do so only in more serious cases.

The police are investigating the accident. - THE STRAITS TIMES