Motorcyclist in ICU after wild boar collision

Zhaki Abdullah, Straits Times AsiaOne 15 Nov 16;

It was reported that the motorcyclist, who was not identified, lost control of his vehicle when he tried but failed to avoid hitting a wild boar on the BKE. He is now in intensive care at National University Hospital.

A 25-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalised after a collision with a wild boar on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) on Sunday night.

The accident happened at about 7pm on the BKE heading towards the Pan Island Expressway, past the Dairy Farm Road exit.

The boar was killed in the collision.

Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News reported that the motorcyclist, who was not identified, lost control of his vehicle when he tried but failed to avoid hitting the animal. He then skidded and landed in the right-most lane of the expressway, and was subsequently admitted to the intensive care unit at National University Hospital.

He was still unconscious yesterday morning. His head and left hand were in bandages.

A 48-year-old cabby, who wanted to be known only as Mr Zhang, said the boar was about 1m long and appeared to have run out from a forested area onto the BKE.

In April, a 49-year-old logistics worker fractured his right shoulder after he, too, ran into and killed a wild boar with his motorbike on the Seletar Expressway.

In May, a boy was hospitalised after he was injured by a wild boar near Edgefield Plains in Punggol.

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority received 58 reports of wild boar sightings between January and July this year.

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