3 e-scooter, bicycle riders to be charged in court for rash or negligent acts causing hurt

SINGAPORE - Two men and a teenager who allegedly rode into victims on their electric scooters or bicycles will be charged in court in separate cases of rash or negligent acts causing hurt.

In the most recent case on Feb 17 this year, a teenager on an e-scooter rode into a 78-year-old man on a pavement in Yishun Ring Road.

The victim was taken to hospital with injuries. The 17-year-old will be charged with a rash act causing grievous hurt.

The second case occurred on Sept 21 last year.

A 33-year-old man on a bicycle hit a 73-year-old woman on a footpath in Simei Street towards Jalan Pelatok.

The woman was also taken to hospital for her injuries. The man will be charged with a negligent act causing grievous hurt.

The third case involves a 37-year-old man, who rode an e-scooter into a 48-year-old man in Keat Hong Community Centre following a dispute on July 24 last year.

The man will be charged with the offences of a rash act causing hurt and with intentionally causing harassment.

If found guilty of committing a rash act causing grievous hurt, the teenager can be jailed for up to four years and/or fined up to $10,000.

If convicted of the offence of a negligent act causing grievous hurt, the cyclist can be jailed for up to two years and/or fined up to $5,000.

For committing a rash act causing hurt, the 37-year-old man can be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500 if found guilty.