Most of those hospitalised after Bukit Batok bus collision discharged
Most of those hospitalised with injuries from the Bukit Batok bus accident have been discharged, Tower Transit said yesterday.
In response to queries from The Straits Times, the bus company's spokesman said 11 have been discharged while four remain hospitalised.
Two Tower Transit buses, both plying the feeder service route 945, collided at Bukit Batok Bus Interchange on Sunday afternoon. Three drivers and 15 passengers were involved in the accident that left one bus on its side.
All the passengers were on the bus that flipped. The other bus was not carrying any passengers.
An SBS Transit bus driver, who was not on either bus, was also injured and taken to hospital. Ms Tammy Tan, SBS Transit's senior vice-president of corporate communications, said the man was standing on the pavement when he was hurt by one of the buses.
"He remains warded... We are in close contact with his family and are rendering all assistance," she said yesterday.
The accident is believed to have occurred when the bus without passengers was making a turn in the interchange. It collided with the second bus, which was entering the interchange, at around 5pm.
The second bus then smashed through a low fence and landed on its side on a ramp that serves as an entry and exit point for buses.
The Tower Transit spokesman said there was no service disruption and passengers were able to continue using a part of the interchange that was unaffected.
"Traffic flow within the interchange was back to normal after the accident vehicles were removed late on Sunday night," he added.
The spokesman said other passengers involved in the accident may reach the company through e-mail at email@example.com, by calling 1800-248-0950, or visiting its passenger service offices at Jurong East or Bukit Batok bus interchanges.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said on Sunday that eight people were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, four to National University Hospital, and two to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).
Yesterday, a TTSH spokesman would say only that neither patient there was in critical condition, though both were still receiving treatment. The other two hospitals declined to comment, citing patient confidentiality.