Social media users have shared several pictures of the the hit-and-run unlicensed driver, smoking and drinking. The accident happened on Saturday (21 May) at about 7.50am along the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, towards Upper Thomson Road.
The victim, single mother Lau Lee Kiau was on her way to work, riding pillion on her boyfriend’s motorcycle. The video showed the car driven by the youth mounting the kerb and plowing unto the vehicles that were coming from the other direction. The 17-year-old who hit her was allegedly driving a rental car.
The youth used another person’s driving licence to loan the car from a car rental company. He would turn 18 on 30 May. It is illegal in Singapore for youths under 18 years of age to smoke and to consume alcohol. The pictures circulating online however show the youth doing both in bars and night clubs. It is also illegal for persons below 18 years old to go to pubs and clubs.
The 15-year-old girl who was in the car driven by the unlicensed driver has refuted suggestion that the youth fled the scene after the accident. She said the teenager got off the car and asked the victim if she was alright and made sure that someone had called the ambulance.
She further claimed that the driver only left the scene after the victim indicated that she was alright, and only because he wanted to accompany the girl home as she was unwell.
The accident victim’s son in meanwhile has challenged the girl’s suggestions that the youth did not run from the scene of the accident. He asked where the unlicensed driver was when the police arrived at the scene of the accident.
He said that the girl was “cold-hearted” and could say such things only because his mother had died and so cannot speak the truth.
Ms Lau’s son, Toh Wei Xue, and the 15-year-old girl are friends. He said that when he called her soon after the accident, she denied her boyfriend (the unlicensed driver) drove the car and that he was driving a rental car. And that now she is lying that it was not a hit-and-run accident.
Mr Toh identified the girl as Genevieve and asked, “you call yourself a friend ah bang until my mother now die still keep denying!”
The unlicensed driver is now out on bail as police continue their investigations.Follow us on Social Media
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