S’pore General Hospital’s Glass Door Fell After Personal Mobility Aid Crashes Into It

Image: Facebook (All Singapore Stuff)


Glass is a very common material that all of us come across numerous times in our daily lives. It can be used to make drinking glasses, windows, doors, and tons of other things.

I’ve even come across pictures of a public mirrored glass toilet somewhere in London. The possibilities are endless, really.

Okay, all that aside, we all know that although glass can be pretty to look at, it’s pretty dangerous as well.

Because it’s so easy for it to shatter and break into pieces.

I’m sure that has happened to many of our phone screens. RIP. 

However, it definitely gets a lot scarier when it’s no longer small glass items that break but huge, sliding, glass doors instead.

PMA Crashes Into Glass Door at SGH

A visitor on a Personal Mobility Aid (PMA) crashed into a sliding glass door at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) on Monday, 9 September 2019.

This caused the entire glass panel to fall and smash into pieces on the ground.

Image: Facebook (All Singapore Stuff)

According to Mothership, the incident occurred at the lobby of SGH’s Block 5 around noon.

Luckily, no one was injured, including the visitor on the PMA.

Photos of the shattered glass panel were shared online and posted on the Facebook page “All Singapore Stuff”.

SGH responded to the post, saying:

Image: Facebook (All Singapore Stuff)

Similar Incident Occurred At Another Hospital

It’s kind of strange that not too long ago, something very similar happened at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.

A tempered glass door at level 5 shattered to the ground on Monday, 2 September 2019.

Facebook user Priscilla Ann uploaded videos of the aftermath of the incident, where hospital staff were cordoning off and moving chairs out of the area.

Image: Facebook (Priscilla Ann)

Second PMA Incident In Recent Months

In June 2019, a woman on a PMA crashed into a sliding glass door at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, causing it to shatter into pieces.

Image: Facebook (SBS Transit)

She left the scene immediately after it happened.

You can read more about the incident here.

In case you’re not too sure what PMAs are, they are basically manual non-motorised wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters, that are designed to carry people with walking difficulties.

They have a limit of 10km/h on footpaths and 25km/h on shared paths, and can’t be used on the road.

Moral of the story: just…stay away from big glass things.

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