SINGAPORE – A Catholic priest from the Church of The Immaculate Coronary heart of Mary in Kovan was hit by a van at a slip highway in Higher Paya Lebar Highway on Monday morning.
The police stated in an announcement on Tuesday that at round 5.45am on Monday, they have been alerted to an accident involving a van and a pedestrian on the location close to Lorong Ah Soo.
Father Luke Fong, 56, was aware when taken to the hospital.
The police added that the 39-year-old male van driver was arrested for harmful driving inflicting harm. Police investigations are ongoing.
The Singapore Civil Defence Drive (SCDF) stated on Tuesday that at about 5.50am on Monday, it obtained a name for help and despatched a person to Sengkang Common Hospital.
Father Paul Ngo, the parish priest, stated in a Fb submit on Tuesday: “Father Luke seems higher immediately. His important indicators are good and he is ready to open his eyes to acknowledge his members of the family.
“The medical doctors say it is nonetheless early days and can proceed to scan his head to trace the diploma of bleeding round his mind.”
In a earlier submit on Monday night, Father Paul defined that Father Luke had gone for his early morning run earlier than mass, and was hit by the van.
He added that the priest was in a excessive dependency ward and was not responsive then.
Father Paul had stated: “The excellent news is that there’s no harm to his backbone and important organs. The medical doctors’ major concern is the swelling within the tissue cushioning his mind and the fractures to his cranium.”
In an interview with The Straits Times in 2015, Father Luke had stated he had been identified with a probably deadly pressure of leukaemia in 2013.
In a 2013 blogpost, Father Luke stated he was cancer-free after a medical process.
A Chicago resident had donated his stem cells to Father Luke, and so they met throughout Christmas time in 2015.