Secondary school student hit by car making discretionary right turn into Havelock Road

He was thrown at least 10m.

Belmont Lay | January 08, 2020, 05:58 PM

A youth in school uniform was caught on camera getting hit by a car while walking along a pedestrian crossing in Outram area.

A video of the incident, which apparently took place on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, was put up online.

Footage of the incident was shot by a car at a road junction as it was also turning right while travelling along Clemeceau Avenue towards Havelock Road.

Pedestrians had the right of way at the time of the accident.

According to, the youth was from Outram Secondary School.

What happened

The youth appeared to have been thrown at least 10m from the pedestrian crossing after getting hit.

He appeared to have landed first-face, but attempted to stand up while holding on to his face.

Moments before he was hit, there were multiple other pedestrians walking towards him along the crossing.

The car that hit the youth appeared to not have seen the student walking from the vehicle's right side.

The police said they were alerted to the accident at 7.12am.

A police spokesperson said: "The 15-year-old pedestrian was conscious when conveyed to KK Women's and Children's Hospital."

Discretionary right turns resulting in collisions have been in the news in Singapore, with suggestions of removing them as it relied too much on individual driver's judgement.

Discretionary right turns

Discretionary right turns were put on the national agenda after a high-profile accident in 2018.

A petition was then set up to call for its ban in Singapore.

A Nominated Member of Parliament, Lim Sun Sun, also spoke up about scrapping discretionary right turns after she was hit by a bus as a result.