Home briefs: Man who fled scene of accident surrenders

Man who fled scene of accident surrenders

A car driver involved in an accident in the early hours of Sunday which left one person dead and another in critical condition has turned himself in, after fleeing the scene, according to Chinese daily Shin Min.

He has been charged with causing death by reckless or dangerous driving.

The man, 27, had hit a motorcycle at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 4 and 5. The rider was army regular Jason Chen, 22, who was taking his girlfriend home at the time, the newspaper said.

Mr Chen died in hospital from his injuries, while his girlfriend had to have her foot amputated. She is in intensive care.

Taiwanese in town to discuss Hakka culture

A delegation of 100 people from Hsinchu county in Taiwan, including its magistrate Chiu Ching-Chung, is in Singapore to talk about Hakka culture.

This is in the lead-up to the 2015 Taiwan International Festival of Hakka Culture to be held in Taiwan from Oct 14 to 25.

So far, 100 people from four different Singaporean Hakka groups will be travelling to the event.

The last such festival was held in the Indonesian capital Jakarta in 2013.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'Home briefs: Man who fled scene of accident surrenders'. Print Edition | Subscribe