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Many compensation means for pedestrians injured by cyclists: Masagos

Published on Jan 21, 2014 2:20 PM
 
Pedestrians who are injured by cyclists can initiate civil action against them, make an insurance claim, go for mediation or settle privately, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said in Parliament on Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014. -- ST FILE PHOTO: RAJ NADARAJAN

Pedestrians who are injured by cyclists can initiate civil action against them, make an insurance claim, go for mediation or settle privately, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs Masagos Zulkifli said in Parliament on Tuesday.

"In general, these avenues provide adequate means for persons who suffer injury in such accidents to claim compensation," he added.

There was an average of 10 reported accidents between cyclists and pedestrians each year from 2011 to 2013, he said, most of which took place along pedestrian pathways and crossings.

But Ms Lee Bee Wah (Nee Soon GRC), to whom Mr Masagos was replying, pointed out that the actual number of accidents was likely to be much higher.

 
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