Teen e-scooter rider charged after allegedly knocking down 12-year-old boy in Yishun

The boy was said to be knocked down at a basketball court near Block 838 Yishun Street 81.
The boy was said to be knocked down at a basketball court near Block 838 Yishun Street 81.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM GOOGLE MAPS

SINGAPORE - A 19-year-old e-scooter rider who allegedly knocked down a 12-year-old boy in Yishun was charged in court on Wednesday (Nov 27).

Brendon Lim Chun Hsien was charged with causing hurt by a rash act, and is out on bail of $2,000.

The police said on Tuesday night that they received a report about the incident at about 11am on March 29 last year.

The incident happened at about 6pm the previous day, according to court documents.

Lim was later arrested but it is unclear when that happened.

During the incident, he was riding an e-scooter at a speed of about 20kmh at the basketball court near Block 838 Yishun Street 81, and could not slow down in time when the boy came into his path.

The 12-year-old was injured from the accident, and had bruises and abrasions on his right cheek. He was also bleeding around one of his primary molar teeth.

The boy received medical attention for his injuries, and his tooth was later removed.

Lim is expected to be in court again on Dec 18.

If found guilty, he can be jailed for up to a year, fined up to $5,000, or both.

The Straits Times has contacted the police for more information.