Woman suffers cuts in e-scooter hit-and-run case in Bukit Panjang

Facebook user Jenn Low, who identified herself as the victim's sister, said in a post that the e-scooter rider fled the scene after the accident happened.
Facebook user Jenn Low, who identified herself as the victim's sister, said in a post that the e-scooter rider fled the scene after the accident happened.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JENN LOW

SINGAPORE - A woman suffered cuts to her head and limbs after she was knocked down by an electric-scooter rider in Bukit Panjang on Tuesday night (June 26).

The police were alerted to an accident involving an e-scooter rider and a pedestrian on a pathway in Fajar Road at 10.12pm.

Facebook user Jenn Low, who identified herself as the woman's sister, said in a post on Wednesday that the e-scooter rider later fled the scene. She appealed for witnesses to the accident to step forward.

Ms Low said that her sister was knocked down from the rear by the e-scooter rider near Block 442 Fajar Road while walking to Fajar Shopping Centre.

Her sister landed on a grass patch and suffered injuries to her right temple, arm and leg, Ms Low added.

Photos that accompanied the Facebook post show several bloody cuts on the victim's arm and leg. Ms Low said that her sister received stitches for her injuries.

"The rider did not stop or provide any assistance. Instead, the rider fled the scene, going towards the direction of Fajar Shopping Centre," Ms Low wrote.

 

Earlier this month, a former beauty queen was hospitalised after she was hit by an e-scooter while on the way to Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

Housewife Cassandra Ho, 49, who was crowned Elite Mrs Singapore Asean in 2016, hurt her head and face as a result of the accident.

Accidents involving personal mobility devices on public paths have continued to rise, with 128 cases last year.

In response, the Land Transport Authority has stepped up enforcement by patrolling areas which have a high volume of pedestrians and cyclists.