E-scooter ban on footpaths 'only right', says brother of woman who died in Bedok accident

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
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SINGAPORE - The e-scooter ban on footpaths is "only right", said the brother of a female cyclist who died in a fatal accident with one of the devices in Bedok in September.

Speaking in Mandarin in a phone call with The Straits Times on Monday afternoon (Nov 4), Mr Andy Ong, 53, spoke 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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