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Singapore cyclist in US hit-and-run crash 'recovering well'

24-year-old's surgery successful, says friend; driver in accident still at large

Published on Jun 11, 2013 6:27 AM

A 24-YEAR-OLD Singaporean who was critically injured in a hit-and-run accident at the weekend in New York City is recovering well, according to a friend yesterday.

Mr Joel Cheng, a former classmate who visited Mr Al-Matin Mohamed at Bellevue Hospital a day after the accident, said in a Facebook post that he had successfully undergone surgery, and "the doctor says he is recovering well".

Mr Cheng, 24, a marketing executive, later told The Straits Times over the phone: "We could communicate; he could understand us and he could mouth words, but he can't speak yet."

He also said Mr Al-Matin's mother and older sister were arriving in the city later in the day.

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