Man allegedly knocked down by motorcycle dies in hospital, motorcyclist arrested

The accident occurred on May 16, 2018, at the junction of Penjuru Road and Teban Gardens Crescent.
The accident occurred on May 16, 2018, at the junction of Penjuru Road and Teban Gardens Crescent.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - A 47-year-old man who was allegedly hit by a motorcycle in Penjuru Road later died in hospital on Sunday (May 20).

The accident occurred at around 6.15am on May 16, at the junction of Penjuru Road and Teban Gardens Crescent.

The police said the pedestrian was taken unconscious to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital, where he subsequently died.

The motorcyclist, a 40-year-old man, was arrested in relation to the case.

After the accident, the victim's family members posted on Facebook asking for eyewitnesses to come forward.

His niece, Ms Cheryl Ng, posted on May 18, asking for eyewitnesses or those with dash camera footage of the incident to come forward.

"The accident happened on May 16 between 6am to 6.30am along Penjuru Road, in front of Penjuru Foodcourt at 54 Teban Gardens Road," she wrote.

"My uncle was knocked down by a motorbike while crossing the road and is currently in a serious coma."

She said the case was being investigated, but the family wanted to seek the truth.

At 12.53pm on Sunday, the victim's sister Joycelyn Soh said on Facebook that her brother had died.

She wrote that she sent her brother into the operating theatre a day earlier, with "unbearable sadness".

"You are our hero, we will always remember you," she wrote.

Investigations are ongoing.