9 year-old Lee Yu Heng was going to start school in a Sembawang Primary school this school year, but tragically, he was hit by a car outside his school’s temporary premises and died from his injuries.
The accident happened last Friday while the schoolboy was heading home from Sembawang Drive to Canberra Road.
According to his family members, Yu Heng was crossing a traffic junction at Sembawang Drive when the accident happened.
The police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they received calls at 1.30pm.
A police spokesman said they were informed of an accident involving a collision between a car and a pedestrian. It is understood that Yu Heng was flung several metres from the pedestrian crossing, he sustained serious injuries, including a broken spine and internal bleeding.
He was conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and placed in ICU, where he died about 7.30PM last night.
According to the boy’s family, who demanded to know what happened from the teachers, teachers told the family that there was no traffic controller at the junction during the accident and that they did not know where exactly the accident happened.
Attempts by The New Paper to contact the school’s principal were unsuccessful.
Yesterday at the WP rally, a man resembling Yu Heng’s father was spotted crying and making a scene. He was comforted by passersby and rally attendees.