UPDATE: The teen cyclist has since been arrested for causing injury via a rash act in connection to the accident.
A 60-year-old pedestrian has been left fighting for her life after an accident involving a teen cyclist on Sunday night at a park connector along Blk 495E Tampines Street 43. A 17-year-old is reportedly assisting in police investigations.
The victim, Madam Violet Poh, had been on her regular evening walk when the accident occurred, according to her 30-year-old son, Shawn Toh. Toh revealed to reporters that his family realised something was amiss when his mother did not return home within the next few hours and contacted the police.
The police directed the housewife’s family to Changi General Hospital where the family found Madam Poh. Toh shared that he understands a passer-by had called an ambulance to take his mother to the hospital and revealed: “When we got to her, she was already unconscious.”
Madam Poh suffered trauma to the back of her head and is presently on life support. Her son claims that the doctors have told their family – comprising of his father, 32-year-old elder sister and 24-year-old younger brother – that Mdm Poh has a “zero per cent chance” at survival.
Toh added: “She’s currently on life support but her condition is deteriorating. The doctor said she is likely to last only a few more days.”
The aggrieved family is now appealing for eyewitnesses who have more information to get in touch with the police. Toh said, “There is usually a big crowd especially during evening time. I hope there will be witnesses who will come forward…It’s not easy for us. All this happened too quickly.”