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Wild Boar killed, 3 people sent to hospital after 3-vehicle accident along Lentor Avenue
By Cherlynn Ng, 29th September 2017;

A Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) was killed and three people were injured following an accident along Lentor Avenue towards Yishun Avenue 2 early this morning (Sep 29).

In response to media queries by Stomp, police said they were alerted to an accident involving two cars, a van and a Wild Boar at 6.59am.

Three people aged between 17 and 53 years old were conscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Stomp understands that a car had hit the Wild Boar and then left the accident site.

A second car that was right behind the first vehicle had braked upon seeing the animal on the road. A van then collided with the second car.

Stomper Armando was at the scene and said the accident resulted in a traffic jam, especially for vehicles that were coming from Seletar Expressway (SLE).

He added: “The Wild Boar is believed to have come from the lush vegetation/forest on one side of the road.

"One vehicle sustained a severely damaged hood while the other vehicle had its rear wrecked.

"The police and paramedics arrived shortly and assisted three people with minor injuries.

"There were no other casualties except for the pig, which died on the spot.”

Police investigations are ongoing.

Stomp has reached out to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) for comment.

Source: STOMP

Second accident caused by Wild Boar in 2 days – 3 taken to hospital after Lentor Avenue crash

By Fabian Koh, 29th September 2017;

Three people were taken to hospital after they were involved in an accident caused by a Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) along Lentor Avenue on Friday (Sept 29) morning, in the second accident involving a Wild Boar in two days.

The police were alerted at 6.59am to the accident involving two cars, a van and the Wild Boar on Lentor Avenue, in the direction of Yishun.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force took three people to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital conscious.

They were aged between 17 and 53, according to the police.

Police investigations are ongoing.

In a photo sent by reader Jason Soon, a car with its rear badly damaged was facing sideways in the leftmost lane of the road.

The Wild Boar can be seen lying motionless beside it. It is not clear if the animal was killed.

This is the second time a Wild Boar has caused a road accident in two days.

On Thursday (Sept 28) morning, the sudden appearance of a Wild Boar on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) after the Tuas Checkpoint caused a traffic accident that sent two people on a motorcycle to hospital, and left the animal dead.

Source: The Straits Times

Second accident caused by Wild Boar in 2 days – 3 taken to hospital after Lentor Avenue crash

Three people were injured in the accident involving a wild boar along Lentor Avenue.
Photo: Jason Soon

3 injured in accident involving wild boar at Lentor Avenue
29th September 2017;

Three people were injured after a car accident involving a Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) at Lentor Avenue on Friday morning (Sep 29).

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it was alerted to the incident along Lentor Avenue at 7am. Three people were conscious when they were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, SCDF added.

This is the second traffic incident involving Wild Boars in two days on Singapore roads, after one turned up on the Ayer Rajah Expressway on Thursday morning. A motorcyclist and his pillion were hurt in that accident.

For Friday’s accident, a picture posted by a Facebook user Jason Soon showed a damaged black car adjacent to the Wild Boar, which was seen lying on the floor motionless.

According to police, the 40-year-old car driver and his 17-year-old passenger were injured in the accident. A 53-year-old van driver had collided with the car, and he too was hurt.

Channel NewsAsia understands that all three suffered minor back pain.

Source: Channel NewsAsia

Photos: Jackie Lim Facebook

2 injured in accident involving wild boar near Tuas Checkpoint
Read more at http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/2-injured-in-accident-involving-wild-boar-near-tuas-checkpoint-9259060

By , 2017;

Two people were injured when a Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) turned up at the Ayer Rajah Expressway on Thursday (Sep 28) morning, causing an accident.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said it despatched an ambulance to the scene near Tuas Checkpoint, after receiving an alert at about 7.30am.

The injured duo – a 38-year-old male motorcyclist and his 35-year-old female pillion rider – were sent conscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, said police.

Photos posted on public Facebook group Traffic Report JBS show a group of motorcyclists gathered around the injured as the Boar lay, apparently dead, on the road.

Facebook user Jackie Lim, who had uploaded the shots, said: “The Wild Boar caused a traffic accident”, adding that it happened about 500m after the Tuas Checkpoint.

Wild Boars have been spotted before in Tuas. Videos of a large herd gathering near the Tuas bus terminal were posted online in June. The video clips showed at least 20 standing on the road in front of the National Transport Workers’ Union canteen.

Source: Channel NewsAsia

Photos: Jackie Lim Facebook

Motorcyclist and passenger injured in accident involving Wild Boar near Tuas Checkpoint
By Lydia Lam, 28th September 2017;

The sudden appearance of a Wild Boar (Sus scrofa vittatus) along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) after the Tuas Checkpoint early on Thursday (Sept 28) caused a traffic accident that sent two to hospital and killed the animal.

Pictures of the scene posted on Johor Baru traffic group Traffic Report JBS show a dead Boar on the road, and a large group of motorcyclists gathered around a man lying on the road.

Facebook user Jackie Lim shared the photos, warning commuters in Chinese to be careful while driving in that area.

He wrote that the accident occurred at 7.15am, about 500m away from the Tuas Checkpoint.

“After I reached Singapore, there was this accident,” he wrote. “The Boar caused a traffic accident, luckily nobody died.”

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The Straits Times that it was alerted to the accident along AYE, towards Jurong, at 7.24am and dispatched an ambulance.

The police told ST that a 38-year-old male motorcyclist and his 35-year-old female pillion rider were taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

Wild Boars have previously been spotted in the Tuas area.

In June, a large herd of Wild Boars was caught on camera swarming a bus interchange in Tuas.

Wildlife group Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES) later set up metal barriers to prevent the animals from entering the terminal.

In November last year, a 25-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalised after colliding with a Wild Boar on the Bukit Timah Expressway.

In April last year, a 49-year-old motorcyclist was also injured after a Wild Boar dashed out into the Seletar Expressway.

According to the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority’s (AVA’s) website, Wild Boars are “unpredictable animals and can be dangerous”.

“Due to their solid body build, Wild Boars are considered to be particularly dangerous when involved in car accidents,” said the advisory.

Here is what to do if you encounter a Wild Boar, according to an advisory by AVA, the National Parks Board and Wildlife Reserves Singapore.

  • Be calm and move slowly away from the animal. Do not approach or attempt to feed the animal.
  • Keep a safe distance and do not corner or provoke the animal, that is, by using flash while taking pictures.
  • If you see adult Boars with young piglets, leave them alone. These are potentially more dangerous because they may attempt to defend their young.

Source: The Straits Times