Mandai Road 'hit-and-run' suspect visits victim in intensive care

The driver at the centre of a suspected hit-and-run case visited the victim in intensive care yesterday.

The 38-year-old navy serviceman - who is assisting police with their investigations - went to see Madam Rosna Rauaee as she drifted in and out of consciousness at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

She suffered spinal injuries and a blood clot in her brain after she was hit by a car in Mandai Road, towards Yishun Avenue, at about 9.30pm on Tuesday.

The clinic assistant, who is in her 40s and married with two daughters, was riding along the popular cycling route with a group of friends, when the black Honda Accord apparently hit her but did not stop.

Eyewitness Esther Lim, who was driving along the same road, said that she heard a loud bang and then saw Madam Rosna and her bike in the air.

The 24-year-old gave chase and confronted the driver about the accident. She told The Straits Times he denied hitting Madam Rosna. Police have classified the case as a hit-and-run, and confirmed that the driver is assisting with investigations.

The Ministry of Defence said last night that the Singapore Armed Forces "takes a serious view of the incident" and that the navy serviceman has been suspended from duty.

JOYCE LIM