Two girls injured at AMK bus interchange

Two schoolgirls were injured at Ang Mo Kio bus interchange when an SBS Transit bus collided into a wall yesterday evening.

The driver had stepped on the accelerator pedal by accident, causing the bus to speed up and collide near the drop-off point, reported Lianhe Wanbao.

Commuters, who were waiting at the interchange around 6.45pm on Thursday, managed to escape the collision. However, two secondary school students were injured by the glass from the shattered windscreen.

One of the students, Ms Huang Li Yan, 15, from Anderson Secondary School, suffered from cuts on her left arm and scratches on her right leg. Ms Huang and her schoolmate were conveyed to KK Women's and Children's Hospital, said the police.

The New Paper reported that a passer-by, Mr Victor Lai, 27, said that the girls seemed to be in shock.

"The police and paramedics were bustling about as they sat against a wall inside the interchange," said Mr Lai.

Mrs Melinder Goh, vice-principal at Anderson Secondary School, told The New Paper that the school is in close contact with the parents of both students.

She also said that the principal, form teacher and co-curricular teachers of the two girls have visited the students in the hospital, where they are under observation.

Ms Tammy Tan, vice-president for corporate communications at SBS Transit said: "We are very sorry that this has happened. We take passenger safety very seriously and are conducting a thorough investigation into the matter.

"Concerning the two passengers who were injured, we are in touch with them to find out how they are and to render assistance where possible," said Ms Tan.