E-scooter rider, 18, charged with causing grievous hurt to woman in Pasir Ris

SINGAPORE - A teenager who allegedly caused grievous hurt to a housewife while riding on an electric scooter was charged in court on Wednesday (Oct 4).

Nicholas Ting Nai Jie, 18, is accused of grievously hurting Madam Ang Liu Kiow by riding the e-scooter along a pavement running through the front of a bus stop in Pasir Ris Drive 1, hitting the 54-year-old woman and causing her to sustain life-threatening head injuries.

The alleged offence occurred at 10.06am on Sept 17, 2016.

Earlier reports said that Madam Ang was hospitalised for three months, and had multiple mini strokes and two brain operations.

Parliament passed a law on Jan 10, 2017, allowing personal mobility devices and bicycles on public paths.

Ting will return to court on Nov 1.

If convicted, he can be jailed for up to four years and/or fined up to $10,000 for causing grievous hurt by doing a rash act to endanger the personal safety of others.