Grandma, toddler hurt after cyclist hits them

The 65-year-old woman was carrying her 13-month-old grandchild when a cyclist rode into them outside her Pasir Ris condo. She fainted and was taken to hospital.
The 65-year-old woman was carrying her 13-month-old grandchild when a cyclist rode into them outside her Pasir Ris condo. She fainted and was taken to hospital.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS
The baby did not seem hurt but would not stop crying. She was found to have a broken leg after a check-up.
The baby did not seem hurt but would not stop crying. She was found to have a broken leg after a check-up.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

Baby, who was in grandmother's arms, has fractured right leg due to incident in Pasir Ris

A 13-month-old toddler broke her right leg when a cyclist rode into her grandmother, who was carrying her, outside a Pasir Ris condominium two weeks ago.

Madam Lin Zhenghua, 65, said she was still shaken by the May 14 incident in Pasir Ris Drive 3, Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported yesterday .

"Luckily I was holding onto my grandchild's hand. If not, it would be unthinkable if her head hit the ground. Afterwards, I fainted."

Initially, the family did not know the toddler was hurt in the crash, which happened at around 1pm, but she would not stop crying.

She was taken to hospital for a check-up that day and her right leg was found to be broken. The grandparents are grateful that the baby, who had just learnt to walk, did not suffer more serious injuries.

Madam Lin's husband, Mr Xia Yuzhang, 68, told Lianhe Wanbao they had just exited the condo and were walking towards the bus stop when the accident happened.

"I saw my wife being hit by a cyclist. Then the other two bicycles behind also knocked into the first one."

HAPPENED BEFORE HIS EYES

I saw my wife being hit by a cyclist. Then the other two bicycles behind also knocked into the first one.

MR XIA YUZHANG, on the incident.

Passers-by helped her to the bus stop nearby. Shewas warded for two days at Changi General Hospital.

The parents of the teen who rode into Madam Lin reportedly visited her in hospital.

Last September, a similar crash with an electric scooter on a pavement in Pasir Ris put housewife Ang Liu Kiow, 53, in hospital for three months. She had multiple mini strokes and two brain operations.

Parliament passed a law on Jan 10 allowing personal mobility devices and bicycles on public paths.

The Land Transport Authority has issued hundreds of advisories since last year to those found riding dangerously on these paths.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 28, 2017, with the headline 'Grandma, toddler hurt after cyclist hits them'. Print Edition | Subscribe