LTA, NParks sued by family of man hurt in wild boar roadkill accident

The scene of the November 2016 accident which left motorcyclist Vicknesh Morthy disabled. Mr Vicknesh had hit the carcass of a wild boar lying on the BKE.
The scene of the November 2016 accident which left motorcyclist Vicknesh Morthy disabled. Mr Vicknesh had hit the carcass of a wild boar lying on the BKE.PHOTO: SHIN MIN

Relatives say agencies negligent in not keeping animals off road

The courts are set to decide whether or not the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and National Parks Board (NParks) can be held liable for the severe head injuries suffered by a rider whose motorcycle slammed into the carcass of a wild boar on a highway.

The family of motorcyclist Vicknesh Morthy is suing both agencies for negligence after he suffered brain damage and was left needing a wheelchair following an accident on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2018, with the headline 'LTA, NParks sued by family of man hurt in roadkill accident'. Print Edition | Subscribe