7-Year-Old child and 3 others rushed to hospital after Woodlands accident

7-Year-Old child and 3 others rushed to hospital after Woodlands accident

A multi-vehicle accident at Woodlands left a 7-year-old child and 3 others injured. The accident happened along Woodlands Ring Road near Kampung Admiralty...

A 7-year-old child and three others, including a 19-year-old Foodpanda rider, were rushed to hospital after a multi-vehicle accident at Woodlands.

The incident happened on Saturday, 27 Oct 2018, along Woodlands Ring Road near Kampung Admiralty, at around 2 pm. 

Accident at Woodlands leaves 4 injured

A video posted in the 50 Shades Blacker (Singapore) Facebook page on Sunday shows what really happened. The video has footage from the dashboard camera of a van involved in the accident.

As the vehicle drives along a bend, a car suddenly comes from the opposite direction. The car seems to have lost control, and crosses into the wrong lane, crashing into a Foodpanda rider and sending him flying. It is scary to watch, and we hope the rider is okay.

The car then collides with the vehicle recording the footage.

A little girl can be heard crying and saying in Mandarin, "Mummy, my head hurts badly."

SCDF dispatched 2 ambulances to the scene.The Foodpanda rider and the three people inside the van were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. We hope they recover soon...

If your child is hurt in a car accident

What should you do if your child is hurt in a car accident? Should children be taken to the hospital even after a minor car accident? Here are some pointers.

accident at Woodlands

Take your child to the hospital immediately if:

  • You have an infant.

Infants are especially vulnerable, and even a minor impact can cause serious injuries to a baby. And an infant can’t tell you what he / she is feeling.

  • Your child tells you something hurts or they feel dizzy or have a headache.
  • Your child has hit her head.

An impact to the head can lead to anything from a mild concussion to a life-changing brain injury.

  • You notice changes or symptoms, such as excessive crying or fussiness, a change in appetite, vomiting or personality changes.
  • You are worried

It is always better to be safe than sorry. Hospitals have the equipment and facilities to diagnose and treat accident injuries. 

Even if you decide not to go to the A&E, it is best to schedule an appointment with a doctor. Young children especially cannot describe what they are feeling or tell you when something isn’t right. See a doctor as soon as possible after the accident, even if you don’t think you child has been hurt.

Many accident victims don’t feel anything at first, but later they may develop symptoms of muscle and “soft tissue” injuries, or a head injury.

Physical injuries aren’t the only things you need to worry about after an accident. Be aware of emotional and psychological changes in your child, such as nightmares, anxiety, struggling to concentrate, unexplained crying etc.

It is important to talk to your child about the accident and discuss what happened, to restore her sense of security.

Also READ: 4-year-old Singapore girl's death in Bukit Batok accident: Car driver charged

(Source: The Straits Times)

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