E-bike rider accused of negligence under probe for assault

Yue Kim Ming allegedly endangered the safety of others by running a red light on his e-bike on May 18.
Yue Kim Ming allegedly endangered the safety of others by running a red light on his e-bike on May 18.ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

An electric bicycle rider who was charged in court yesterday with committing a negligent act is also under investigation for assault.

Yue Kim Ming, 62, is accused of endangering the personal safety of others by running a red light while riding his e-bike along Hougang Avenue 7 at around 9.30pm on May 18.

The court heard that Yue has a pending charge of voluntarily causing hurt under investigation.

While details of this incident were not provided, The Sunday Times had reported on May 21 of a case in Hougang involving an e-bike rider.

On May 18, at around the same time and place Yue is alleged to have committed his offence, a 69-year-old pedestrian was allegedly assaulted by an e-bike rider.

It was not mentioned in court yesterday if the alleged attacker was Yue.

According to a Facebook post by a woman known only as Hui Ying, the victim was crossing the road when a rider sped past.

The woman, who identified herself as the victim's daughter, said a plastic bag her father was holding "accidentally brushed the man on his helmet".

 

Two passers-by rushed to her father's aid when the rider stopped and allegedly assaulted him.

The rider fled when Ms Hui Ying's father said he was going to call the police.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call for ambulance assistance at Block 316, Hougang Avenue 7, at about 10pm that day.

The victim was then taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital with several injuries.

Yue, dressed in a white long-sleeved shirt and dark trousers, stood expressionless as the charge was read out before District Judge Adam Nakhoda.

Yue, who is represented by lawyer Adam Ong, will be back in court on June 12.

If convicted of committing a negligent act, he can be jailed up to three months and fined up to $1,500.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2017, with the headline 'E-bike rider accused of negligence under probe for assault'. Print Edition | Subscribe