Wild boar runs into woman in Yishun, knocks her out for more than 15 minutes

The wild boar then ran into a glass door and subsequently escaped.

Belmont Lay | March 10, 2022, 03:04 AM

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A wild boar on the loose in Yishun ran into a woman and knocked her out on the ground for 15 minutes.

The incident took place at around 6:40pm on March 9, at the relatively crowded open space in front of Block 846 Yishun Ring Road at Khatib Central.

Public checked on the woman

An eyewitness, a woman selling clothes in the vicinity, saw what happened.

She told Shin Min Daily News she went to check on the woman after she was mowed down by the wild boar.

"The wild boar had very long tusks and was not small," the eyewitness said.

"After the woman was knocked to the ground, members of the public stepped forward to help, and I hurriedly picked up the phone and dialled 995."

Woman knocked out

The eyewitness said the woman was with a little girl at the time.

The little girl, overwhelmed, cried as she stayed beside the woman.

The woman had to lie down on the ground for more than 15 minutes.

Shin Min did not say how did the wild boar end up at the crowded Khatib Central area.

Knocked into glass door

Another eyewitness said the wild boar ran forward after colliding into the woman and it hit the glass door of a nearby optical shop.

The eyewitness said: "When the boar hit the glass door of the optical shop, I thought the glass would shatter, but luckily it didn't."

The wild boar appeared even more flustered after the impact, as more members of the public stepped aside to avoid it.

Made its escape

The wild boar then made a mad dash to the coffee shop at Block 848, went past a tze char stall to the walkway, and got to the open air car park.

Shin Min did not say where the wild boar ran to after that.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that it was alerted to the incident at 6:50pm and conveyed one person to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital for treatment.

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Previously, wild boar on the loose in Sengkang and Punggol

Photos via Shin Min Daily News

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