By Zhaki Abdullah, 14th November 2016;
A 25-year-old man has been hospitalised after hitting a Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) with his motorcycle on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Sunday night (Nov 13) – in the second road accident involving the porcine creature this year (2016).
Both times, both Wild Boars died.
The accident on Sunday happened at around 7pm on the BKE heading towards the Pan Island Expressway, after the Dairy Farm Road exit, reported Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News on Monday.
It said the motorcyclist, who was not identified, had lost control of his bike after trying to avoid hitting the animal.
He skidded and landed in the right-most lane of the expressway.
The man was subsequently warded at the intensive care unit of the National University Hospital and was said to still be unconscious as of Monday morning (Nov 14), with bandages on his head, face and left hand.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call about the accident at 7.18pm and dispatched an ambulance to the scene.
A 48-year-old cabby, who wanted to be known only as Mr Zhang, told the Chinese paper the Boar was about 1m long and appeared to have run out from the forested area on to the BKE.
This is believed to be the second road accident involving a Wild Boar this year (2016).
In April another motorcyclist, identified as 49-year-old senior manager Mr Krishnan, fractured his right shoulder after running into and killing a Wild Boar on the Seletar Expressway.
In May, a boy was hospitalised after being injured by a Wild Boar near Edgefield Plains in Punggol.
Source: The Straits Times