16-year-old sent to hospital after e-scooter crash on same day 52-year-old e-scooter rider dies in bus collision

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In the third incident involving personal mobility devices (PMD) being illegally used on the roads yesterday, a 16-year-old boy was conveyed to the hospital after he collided with a car while riding his electric scooter at the junction of Woodlands Drive 50 and Woodlands Avenue 4 around 2.40pm.

A 52-year-old e-scooter rider died on the same day after he collided into an SBS transit double-decker bus, shattering the bus’ front window.

Photos of the incident that occurred at the junction of Bedok Reservoir Road and Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 show the e-scooter pinned underneath and the scooter rider lying on the road nearby, gravely injured.

The rider passed away shortly after he was conveyed to the hospital.

Another caucasian man was caught illegally skating on the road during morning peak hours today along Tiong Bahru Road. When confronted by a taxi driver, the man allegedly challenged the driver that it is legal for him to skate along the road.

According to the Land Transport Authority (LTA), skateboards and electric scooters are considered PMDs and, as such, are not allowed for use on roads. The Authority clearly states:

“Under the Road Traffic Act, anyone found using non-compliant vehicles may be charged in Court, and fined up to $2,000 or jailed up to 3 months for the first offence. For subsequent offences, the offender may be fined up to $5,000 or jailed up to 6 months upon conviction. The non-compliant vehicle could also be seized for investigations.”

E-scooter collides into SBS double-decker bus, shattering bus window and leaving scooter rider dead

Caucasian man illegally skates on road, challenges taxi driver when confronted

19 COMMENTS

  1. LTA it calls for your concerns as there’re too many of such PMD riders circulating on the roads without fear not only endangering their own life’s but seriously affecting the safety of the public’s! It’s alarming and don’t
    Hope the authorities will step up actions and also public education on Use of PMD should be conducted!!! Please before we see more and more of incidents which could be very dire!!!!

    • Government as usual will do the permanent ban move if more of such incident happens. Same like chewing gum and e-cigarettes.

      Alot of this gung-ho pmd riders spoil for others.

    • Ismail Tan agree but ban the PMDs does not resolved the matter it’s like treatment of the tooth on surface but not the root! Do expect to see more and more incidents on PMDs for sure! Authorities should look into this matter most seriously!

  2. Undertaker:
    There are more upcoming businesses for you all.

    New business:
    Construct wooden box to include the scooter inside.

    For Who:
    Pack in all these cheap thrill E Scooters riders.

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