Brother of fatal accident victim backs e-scooter ban on footpaths

Madam Ong Bee Eng, 65, died in hospital several days after suffering serious brain injury as well as fractures in her ribs and collarbone in the collision on Sept 21, 2019.
Madam Ong Bee Eng, 65, died in hospital several days after suffering serious brain injury as well as fractures in her ribs and collarbone in the collision on Sept 21, 2019.PHOTOS: COURTESY OF ONG FAMILY, SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

The e-scooter ban on footpaths is "only right", said the brother of a female cyclist who died in a recent accident involving one such device in Bedok.

Speaking in Mandarin with The Straits Times yesterday, Mr Andy Ong, 53, said he was in favour of the ban, which was announced in Parliament earlier in the day by Senior Minister of State for Transport Lam Pin Min.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 05, 2019, with the headline 'Brother of fatal accident victim backs e-scooter ban on footpaths'. Subscribe