E-scooter rider sentenced, but victim's ordeal goes on

Madam Ang Liu Kiow at home yesterday with her husband, Mr Leong Loon Wah, who says her condition has improved since the 2016 crash, which left her in a month-long coma.
Madam Ang Liu Kiow at home yesterday with her husband, Mr Leong Loon Wah, who says her condition has improved since the 2016 crash, which left her in a month-long coma.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

A polytechnic student's sentencing yesterday for running into a woman with his e-scooter in 2016 may mark the close of a chapter for him, but Madam Ang Liu Kiow's ordeal goes on.

For her family members, who were not present at the sentencing, the outcome means little as they continue to grapple daily with her condition. Her husband, Mr Leong Loon Wah, 55, said of 19-year-old Nicholas Ting Nai Jie's detention order: "It is only for two weeks, while I have to take care of (my wife) indefinitely."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 18, 2018, with the headline 'E-scooter rider sentenced, but victim's ordeal goes on'. Print Edition | Subscribe