Woman in coma: E-scooter rider charged

Madam Ang Liu Kiow (centre) with her husband Mr Leong Loon Wah and her son Dominic Leong, at their home on Dec 24, 2016.
Madam Ang Liu Kiow (centre) with her husband Mr Leong Loon Wah and her son Dominic Leong, at their home on Dec 24, 2016. PHOTO: ST FILE

A teenager who allegedly caused grievous hurt to a housewife while riding an electric scooter was charged in court yesterday.

Nicholas Ting Nai Jie, 18, is accused of grievously hurting Madam Ang Liu Kiow by riding the e-scooter on a pavement running through a bus stop in Pasir Ris Drive 1.

He hit the 54-year-old woman, causing her to sustain life-threatening head injuries.

The alleged offence occurred at 10.06am on Sept 17 last year.

Earlier reports said that Madam Ang was hospitalised for three months, had multiple mini strokes and two brain operations. She was in a coma for about a month.

Parliament passed a law on Jan 10 allowing personal mobility devices (PMDs), including e-scooters, and bicycles on public paths. PMDs cannot be used on roads.

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 that endangers the personal safety of others.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2017, with the headline 'Woman in coma: E-scooter rider charged'. Print Edition | Subscribe