An electric-scooter rider, Mr Atan Amat, passed away due to a head injury after he collided with a double-decker bus at the junction of Bedok Reservoir Road and Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 on Thursday (30 November) at 10.30 am.
The rider, 52, was taken unconscious to Changi General Hospital. Unfortunately, he succumbed to the injury.
Mr Zanri, a cousin of Mr Atan, told The Straits Times that Mr Atan worked as a cleaner at an SMRT depot and said that the man was not married and lived with his younger sister, his only sibling.
Mr Zanri added that the family was busy arranging the funeral and added that prayers for Mr Atan will be held at his Bedok home this afternoon.
Ms Fauziah Mohamed Mydin, another cousin of Mr Atan, wrote a Facebook post as a tribute to her uncle, saying that Mr Atna is a kind-hearted, helpful, and friendly man.
When the accident occurred, the SBS Transit bus was travelling along Bedok Reservoir Road towards Kaki Bukit.
Senior vice-president of corporate communications at SBS Transit, Ms Tammy Tan, said in a statement that the bus operator was “very sad that this happened”.
She said SBS Transit representatives were at the hospital with Mr Atan’s family yesterday to render assistance, adding that the police are investigating the accident.
Patrick Nathan, SMRT’s vice-president of corporate communications, said the transport operator will be reaching out through Mr Atan’s agency to “convey our condolences to his family”.
Another incident involving e-scooter also occurred the same day and a 16-year-old e-scooter rider was taken to the hospital around 2.40 pm after an accident with a car at the junction of Woodlands Drive 50 and Woodlands Avenue 4.
Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan has earlier stated in Parliament in October that there were about 90 accidents in the first half of this year involving electric bicycles and personal mobility devices, which resulted in four deaths and about 90 injuries.