Motorcyclist sues LTA, NParks over deer collision

Both agencies counter that he has himself to blame for alleged incident

Mr Aliff, a technician, said he had head, shoulder and leg injuries from the alleged incident. He is seeking compensation for the cost of medical treatment, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering, among other things. PHOTO: HOH LAW CORPORATION A sc
A screengrab from a video captured by a passing motorist of the alleged incident on Sept 21 last year when motorcyclist Muhammad Aliff Mohd Jeferee collided with a sambar deer in Upper Thomson Road. Mr Aliff is seeking damages from the Land Transport Authority and the National Parks Board. PHOTO: ST READER
Mr Aliff, a technician, said he had head, shoulder and leg injuries from the alleged incident. He is seeking compensation for the cost of medical treatment, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering, among other things.
Mr Aliff, a technician, said he had head, shoulder and leg injuries from the alleged incident. He is seeking compensation for the cost of medical treatment, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering, among other things. PHOTO: HOH LAW CORPORATION

A motorcyclist, who said he collided with a large sambar deer that he alleged was dashing across Upper Thomson Road, is taking the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the National Parks Board (NParks) to court for negligence.

Mr Muhammad Aliff Mohd Jeferee, who had head, shoulder and leg injuries, is seeking damages from both statutory boards for the accident at 9.45pm on Sept 21 last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 01, 2020, with the headline 'Motorcyclist sues LTA, NParks over deer collision'. Print Edition | Subscribe