Monday, January 31, 2011

SBS Transit Bus struck by falling tree along Upper Thomson Road

AN SBS bus that had stopped at a bus stop along Upper Thomson Road to pick up passengers was struck by a falling tree on Saturday afternoon.

Bus captain Oh Yew Boon stands by his bus that was hit by a falling tree when he stopped at a bus-stop along Sembawang Road heading towards Thomson Road.


The police received a call at 4.35pm about the accident, which happened near Nee Soon Road. A spokesman said the tree had fallen onto a bus stop and a stationary bus that was in the bus bay. It had been raining at the time.

The bus' captain Oh Yew Boon said there were about 20 passengers on board the bus then, although no one was injured.

Officers from NParks subsequently arrived at the scene to extricate the fallen tree from the bus.

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