An elderly lady was knocked down by an e-scooter rider in a hit and run case at Ang Mo Kio Blk 538 lift lobby on Tuesday (17 April) at 5.25 pm and her daughter is calling for witnesses.
Sharon Lim wrote on her Facebook account on Tuesday, asking the rider to step forward soon as she has already lodged a police report to the AMK North branch.
On her post, she wrote that her mother was knocked over by an e-scooter from behind after she exited from lift. The two both fell sprawled on the ground.
According to Ms Lim, her mother tried to grab the rider when he tried to run off, however, he rode away quickly towards the junction of Ave 3 where Amk Police Station was located.
Five ITE students who were nearby attended to her mother’s injuries.
Ms Lim’s mother was going to pick up her grandchild from school and she did not want to be late, therefore, she did not call 999 immediately. Ms Lim also said that her father could not manage to chase after the rider as he is old.
It is said that Ms Lim’s mother suffered a permanent scar on her face as a piece of her skin and flesh came off. Swelling expected to be worse past few days.
Ms Lim informed that the culprit’s escooter has a unique design, saying that the base is black frame with red in the middle area. At the time of the incident, the rider wore black full face helmet, lack and red t-shirt. 3/4 jeans, and no spectacles.
“The accident took place too fast and everyone was shocked that the rider ran away. Even the students. So looking for help to locate both students (so I can thank them for helping to stop my mum’s bleeding) and the hit-and-run rider. We have to catch irresponsible people,” wrote Ms Lim.
Ms Lim addressed to the culprit, “Should you choose to hide, I hope nothing similar happens to your loved ones and that you sleep well at night. By hiding, you are also smearing the reputation of those who ride responsibly.”
The police has started investigations. Members of the public are advised to call 999 immediately for all hit-and-run incidents if you are a victim or witness to a crime.
Just last Friday, a 11 year old girl was injured after being knocked by an e-scooter and had her gums and teeth injured. Many call for more actions to prevent such accidents.