17-year-old who rode e-scooter into boy in Woodlands arrested

The electric scooter that was seized as a case exhibit.
The electric scooter that was seized as a case exhibit.PHOTO: SPF

SINGAPORE - An electric scooter rider, 17, has been arrested for a negligent act causing hurt after he rode into a six-year-old boy.

The collision occurred near Block 889A Woodlands Drive 50. The police received a report of the incident on Tuesday (Oct 24) at 9.22pm.

The boy was hurt in the collision and was taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

After follow-up investigations and with the aid of images from police cameras, officers from the Jurong Police Division identified the suspect and arrested him the next day.

An electric scooter was seized as a case exhibit.

Investigations are ongoing.

The teenager faces a jail term of up to three months and/or a fine of up to $1,500.

 

This is the latest arrest involving the personal mobility devices.

On Thursday, police confirmed the arrest of three men who sped on their e-scooters at more than 100kmh for dangerous driving.

The trio, aged between 32 and 37, were reportedly racing each other along Nicoll Drive in Changi at about 2.05am on Oct 14.

Last month, a woman was hit by an e-scooter in Pasir Ris.

A 17-year-old e-scooter rider was arrested for causing grievous hurt in relation to that case.

There were about 90 accidents in the first half of this year that involved e-bikes and personal mobility devices such as e-scooters, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in Parliament on Oct 2 .

The accidents, which took place mostly on the roads, resulted in four deaths and about 90 injuries.