42-year-old man arrested after accident with Foodpanda delivery rider in Choa Chu Kang

A motorcyclist, believed to be a delivery rider for food delivery firm Foodpanda, was injured in an accident along Choa Chu Kang Drive on Oct 5, 2018.
A motorcyclist, believed to be a delivery rider for food delivery firm Foodpanda, was injured in an accident along Choa Chu Kang Drive on Oct 5, 2018.PHOTO: TWITTER/@MUHD_ARIF14

SINGAPORE - The police have arrested a 42-year-old man who was involved in an accident with a motorcyclist in Choa Chu Kang on Friday (Oct 5).

The motorcyclist, a 33-year-old Foodpanda delivery driver, was taken to National University Hospital (NUH) after his motorcycle collided with the man's car.

The police said they were alerted to the accident, which occurred at the junction of Choa Chu Kang Drive and Teck Whye Avenue, at 1.14pm.

In an update on Saturday, the police said that the car driver has been arrested for causing grievous hurt by a negligent act.

The Straits Times understands that the motorcyclist suffered traumatic injuries as a result of the accident. He was unconscious when he was taken to NUH.

The driver of the car is believed to have been travelling in the right-most lane of Choa Chu Kang Drive at the time of the incident.

When he came to the junction, the traffic light was red but a green right-turn arrow was displayed.

He had therefore begun to make a right turn, when he felt a bump against the side of his car.

ST understands that this was caused by the motorcycle colliding with the car. However, details of what had caused the motorcyclist to crash into the car are not yet known.

In response to ST queries about the incident, a Foodpanda spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the rider and his family. In respect of both parties' privacy, we are unable to comment further at this time."

Police investigations are ongoing.