34-year-old man arrested for riding e-scooter into tourist at Chinatown MRT Station

A woman was seen on the floor outside Chinatown MRT Station, with an e-scooter parked nearby.
A woman was seen on the floor outside Chinatown MRT Station, with an e-scooter parked nearby.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO READER

SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old Singaporean man has been arrested after allegedly riding his electric scooter into a woman at Chinatown MRT Station.

The incident occurred at 3.54pm on Friday (Jan 26), the police said in a statement on Saturday.

The Straits Times understands that the woman was a 45-year-old tourist.

A photo published in Lianhe Zaobao on Saturday shows the woman on the floor outside the station, with an e-scooter parked nearby.

The Chinese paper identified the woman as a tourist from Taiwan who was visiting Singapore with her husband and daughter.

She had just exited the train station when she was hit from behind by a man on an e-scooter, Zaobao reported.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told ST that it responded to the incident at 91 Upper Cross Street at about 3.50pm and took one person to Singapore General Hospital.

 

She is believed to have suffered minor injuries.

After the police received a report that the woman had been knocked down by an e-scooter at the MRT station, officers from Central Police Division went down to the scene and arrested the suspect.

The e-scooter was also seized as a case exhibit.

Investigations against the suspect are ongoing and the case has been classified as a rash act that caused hurt.

Those convicted of the above offence can be jailed for up to a year and/or fined for up to $5,000.

The police in their statement on Saturday advised all users of personal mobility devices (PMDs) "to exercise due care and caution when riding to prevent accidents from occurring".

"When in areas with high crowd density, it is recommended that users dismount and push their devices instead of riding them," said the police.


Correction note: This story has been updated for accuracy.