E-bike rider, 62, charged with performing negligent act

Yue Kim Ming endangered the personal safety of others while riding his e-bike at around 9.30pm on May 18.
Yue Kim Ming endangered the personal safety of others while riding his e-bike at around 9.30pm on May 18. ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW
A 69-year-old man was taken to hospital after allegedly being assaulted by an e-scooter rider.
A 69-year-old man was taken to hospital after allegedly being assaulted by an e-scooter rider.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/HUI YING

SINGAPORE - A 62-year-old electric bicycle rider, believed to be the one who assaulted a 69-year-old man along Hougang Avenue 7 earlier this month, was charged in court on Monday (May 29) with one count of performing a negligent act.

Singaporean Yue Kim Ming allegedly endangered the personal safety of others by beating a red light along the road while riding his e-bike at around 9.30pm on May 18.

Police officers arrested him on Saturday (May 27).

According to an account posted on Facebook by the victim's daughter, known only as Hui Ying, her father was crossing the road at about 9.30pm that day when the assault took place.

She said the rider had been speeding and the plastic bag her father held "accidentally brushed the man on his helmet".

The rider then stopped and allegedly assaulted her father, and two passers-by are said to have rushed to his aid.

The rider fled when Ms Hui Ying's father said he was going to call the police.

 

He is said to have been punched in his chest and face, received cuts to his left eye and his lips, as well as several bruises.

Ms Hui Ying said her father had a heart attack after the incident. He was in hospital to receive treatment for the heart attack and his injuries.

The court heard Yue has a pending charge of voluntarily causing hurt under investigation.

Yue, who is represented by Mr Adam Ong, will be back in court on June 12.

If convicted of performing a negligent act, he can be jailed up to three months and fined up to $1,500.