Girl, 3, saved after being trapped in school bus

General comments and chit-chat, or tell us how we can improve KiasuParents.com

Girl, 3, saved after being trapped in school bus

Postby 12mum » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:16 pm

Do childcare/kindergarten call up parents to ask about absence nowadays ?

Luckily child was safe....if noon time and hot sun, :nailbite:

This is not the first and will not be the last, unfortunately.


Derek Wong | The New Paper | Monday, Jul 7, 2014

He had just parked his car and was getting ready for work when he noticed a commotion around a minibus two lots away.

Two police officers were at the bus, and a woman was taking photos of the vehicle on her mobile phone.

Mr Phillip Ngeow, 54, then noticed a little girl inside the bus. The bus doors were locked, the engine was off and she was trapped. Despite this, she appeared calm.

DIDN'T CRY

"The girl was wearing a blue chequered uniform and wasn't crying. She must have been too young to understand anything," Mr Ngeow, the manager of an electronics shop, told The New Paper.

The incident happened at the open-air carpark at Block 503, Bishan Street 11, on Tuesday morning.

According to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, it was speculated that the school bus driver had already dropped off the rest of the children on board at a childcare centre or kindergarten.

But he did not notice the sleeping girl in the bus, and had gone to park the minibus before presumably going for breakfast.

The pre-schooler had allegedly been left in the bus for about two hours.

A helper at a coffee shop in Block 503, Ms Liu, 51, told Lianhe Wanbao that she had seen the bus parked there as early as 9am, but only found out later that there was a girl inside.

Mr Wilson Ong, 41, an employee at Mr Ngeow's shop, told TNP that he noticed policemen asking around at the coffee shop for the driver of the school bus, and if there were any childcare centres in the vicinity.

Mr Ong also described vividly in Mandarin the sight of the girl in the bus: "She was seated just behind the driver's seat and there was condensation on the inside of the windows with her finger marks on it. "It meant she must have been inside for some time."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that it was alerted at 10.43am and sent a fire engine, two fire bikes and an ambulance.

A spokesman said a cutter was used to cut through the vehicle's glass and a three-year-old girl was rescued unharmed. Her parents did not want her taken to hospital in an ambulance.

According to Mr Ng Kim Hock, a bus company owner, such incidents should not happen.

"For kindergarten and childcare centres, it is compulsory to have a bus attendant to make sure all the children have alighted," said Mr Ng, 52.

This article was first published on July 4, 2014.
Get The New Paper for more stories.
- See more at: http://transport.asiaone.com/news/gener ... l9Man.dpuf

12mum
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 1600
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:14 pm
Total Likes: 4


Re: Girl, 3, saved after being trapped in school bus

Postby atrecord » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:30 pm

12mum wrote:Do childcare/kindergarten call up parents to ask about absence nowadays ?

Luckily child was safe....if noon time and hot sun, :nailbite:

This is not the first and will not be the last, unfortunately.


Derek Wong | The New Paper | Monday, Jul 7, 2014

He had just parked his car and was getting ready for work when he noticed a commotion around a minibus two lots away.

Two police officers were at the bus, and a woman was taking photos of the vehicle on her mobile phone.

Mr Phillip Ngeow, 54, then noticed a little girl inside the bus. The bus doors were locked, the engine was off and she was trapped. Despite this, she appeared calm.

DIDN'T CRY

"The girl was wearing a blue chequered uniform and wasn't crying. She must have been too young to understand anything," Mr Ngeow, the manager of an electronics shop, told The New Paper.

The incident happened at the open-air carpark at Block 503, Bishan Street 11, on Tuesday morning.

According to Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao, it was speculated that the school bus driver had already dropped off the rest of the children on board at a childcare centre or kindergarten.

But he did not notice the sleeping girl in the bus, and had gone to park the minibus before presumably going for breakfast.

The pre-schooler had allegedly been left in the bus for about two hours.

A helper at a coffee shop in Block 503, Ms Liu, 51, told Lianhe Wanbao that she had seen the bus parked there as early as 9am, but only found out later that there was a girl inside.

Mr Wilson Ong, 41, an employee at Mr Ngeow's shop, told TNP that he noticed policemen asking around at the coffee shop for the driver of the school bus, and if there were any childcare centres in the vicinity.

Mr Ong also described vividly in Mandarin the sight of the girl in the bus: "She was seated just behind the driver's seat and there was condensation on the inside of the windows with her finger marks on it. "It meant she must have been inside for some time."

The Singapore Civil Defence Force confirmed that it was alerted at 10.43am and sent a fire engine, two fire bikes and an ambulance.

A spokesman said a cutter was used to cut through the vehicle's glass and a three-year-old girl was rescued unharmed. Her parents did not want her taken to hospital in an ambulance.

According to Mr Ng Kim Hock, a bus company owner, such incidents should not happen.

"For kindergarten and childcare centres, it is compulsory to have a bus attendant to make sure all the children have alighted," said Mr Ng, 52.

This article was first published on July 4, 2014.
Get The New Paper for more stories.
- See more at: http://transport.asiaone.com/news/gener ... l9Man.dpuf



Somebody will have a lot of explanation to do :mad:

atrecord
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 2222
Joined: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:25 am
Total Likes: 6


Re: Girl, 3, saved after being trapped in school bus

Postby Jenny Lam » Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:32 pm

That's why parents, don't send your child to Childcare or preschool by school bus. If you don't drive, just send your child to the one nearest home.

Jenny Lam
YellowBelt
YellowBelt
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:29 pm
Total Likes: 0


Re: Girl, 3, saved after being trapped in school bus

Postby phtthp » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:09 pm

Aiyoh ! How can this school bus driver be so careless ?

That means he never bother to check properly whether every single seat still got any more kid inside ?

phtthp
KiasuGrandMaster
KiasuGrandMaster
 
Posts: 13888
Joined: Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:04 pm
Total Likes: 69


Re: Girl, 3, saved after being trapped in school bus

Postby ksgan73 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:43 am

Omg! Lucky she's safe & sound.
The bus driver & attendant will have a lot to answer to the school and the parents.

ksgan73
YellowBelt
YellowBelt
 
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:58 pm
Total Likes: 0




Return to Recess Time