Victim gets online help in alleged hit-and-run

Pictures posted online by Facebook user "Dee Huny" show the injuries she received (above, left) in an alleged hit-and-run accident (above, right) involving her motorcycle and a BMW. Information from the public helped identify the driver of the BMW, w
Pictures posted online by Facebook user "Dee Huny" show the injuries she received (above, left) in an alleged hit-and-run accident (above, right) involving her motorcycle and a BMW. Information from the public helped identify the driver of the BMW, who is assisting the police with investigations.PHOTOS: STOMP
Pictures posted online by Facebook user "Dee Huny" show the injuries she received in an alleged hit-and-run accident (above) involving her motorcycle and a BMW. Information from the public helped identify the driver of the BMW, who is assisting the p
Pictures posted online by Facebook user "Dee Huny" show the injuries she received in an alleged hit-and-run accident (above) involving her motorcycle and a BMW. Information from the public helped identify the driver of the BMW, who is assisting the police with investigations. -- PHOTOS: STOMP

A driver is helping police with investigations after the victim of an alleged hit-and-run accident issued an online plea to find the culprit.

The victim and her pillion passenger were injured after being thrown off her motorcycle when it was hit by a black BMW on Telok Blangah Road on Friday night.

The victim, who goes by the username "Dee Huny", uploaded pictures of their abrasions on Facebook on Sunday and urged witnesses: "Please come forward with more information".

She said she had been hit by the left side of the BMW, which dragged her bike for a few metres. The car slowed down at first but then sped off.

The Facebook post was shared more than 1,450 times and details of the accident were also published on citizen journalism website Stomp.

Yesterday, police confirmed the male BMW driver had been identified with the help of information received from the public.

The Straits Times understands that the case has been classified as a hit-and-run accident.

Neither of the injured women suffered any fractures or internal injuries. They were both taken to Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

The victim did not respond to queries from The Straits Times.

MARYAM MOKHTAR