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Man jailed 2 weeks for hitting elderly man and injuring woman with e-scooter on pedestrian bridge, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Ignoring a sign telling e-scooter riders to “dismount and push”, a man rode his device onto a pedestrian bridge and it hit an elderly man who fell. Instead of waiting for the police to arrive, Victor Chin, 37, decided to flee on his e-scooter. Another pedestrian, Ms Soh Zhi Wen, 29, tried to stop him by holding onto its handle, which hit her right wrist when Chin continued riding. She then fell and hit her face against some railings. Chin, who works as a driver, was sentenced on…

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Modified e-scooter clocked at 150kmh on Singapore road, Singapore News

Such non-compliant PMDs are illegal, experts warn after shop offering modifications uploads video of stunt In the 40-second video clip, the black e-scooter zips along what looks like Tanah Merah Coast Road at night, as a virtual speedometer superimposed on the footage shoots up to 150kmh. The video was uploaded on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram on Monday by Tune Extreme, which claims to be a one-stop shop for upgrading and modification of personal mobility devices (PMD). Among other upgrades, it offers motors with “crazy torque” on its Facebook page. The…

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E-scooter rider admits knocking into toddler in Nex shopping mall, Singapore News

SINGAPORE -A toddler suffered minor head injuries after he was knocked over by a food delivery worker riding an e-scooter along a crowded corridor on the fourth storey of Nex shopping mall. The three-year-old child was hit on the forehead by the e-scooter and fell backwards, striking his head on the floor on March 18. He was taken to National University Hospital where he was diagnosed with a bruised forehead and mild tenderness to the back of his head. He was discharged later that day. Neo Jia Ming, 20, pleaded…

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E-scooter riders speed up to 122kmh along Lim Chu Kang Road, Singapore News

There have been cases where e-scooter riders were seen matching the speeds of vehicles on the road but a new video shows just how much faster some of them can go. In the video posted on SG Kay Poh’s Facebook page and shared on ROADS.sg, a group of e-scooter riders are seen speeding down what is believed to be Lim Chu Kang Road. It is unclear when the incident took place. According to ROADS.sg, the video is taken by one of the riders and displays a speedometer at the bottom…

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E-scooter riders race down Stadium Road, Singapore News

Two e-scooter riders were caught on video travelling at high speeds along Stadium Road. Videos of the incident were posted on SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook group page by Jeff Hhow. According to the time stamp, the incident happened at about 11.59pm on Friday (Apr 26). According to Jeff, the e-scooter riders were “racing illegally” at over 45kmh and overtaking cars. Posted by Jeff Hhow on Saturday, 27 April 2019 Posted by Jeff Hhow on Saturday, 27 April 2019 The incident is concerning considering how many accidents involving personal mobility devices (PMDs) have…

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E-scooter rider dies from injuries after accident with bus in Woodlands, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 39-year-old woman died from her injuries on Friday morning (April 26), after her electric scooter collided into a bus in Woodlands. The police said they were alerted to an accident involving an e-scooter and a bus in Woodlands Avenue 6 at 9am. The woman was unconscious when she was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, police added. She later died from her injuries in the hospital. The bus driver, a 60-year-old man, is assisting the police in investigations. According to citizen journalism website Stomp, the private bus…

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Police investigating case of e-scooter rider who allegedly hit child along Orchard Road, Singapore News

The police are investigating a case of an e-scooter rider who allegedly hit a child along Orchard Road on Friday evening (Apr 19). Several Stomp contributors alerted Stomp to a video of the confrontation between the rider and the child’s father that was posted to Complaint Singapore’s Facebook group page. In the video, a group of women are seen tending to a child as his father hurls vulgarities at the e-scooter rider. According to the post, the father of the kid had allegedly punched the rider after he struck his son. It added…

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E-scooter rider fined after colliding with pedestrian, causing injury to left foot, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A pedestrian injured her left foot after an e-scooter ploughed into her as she was stepping out through a condominium side gate. The rider, Burganoodeen Mohamed Mohideen, 23, was fined $2,000 on Tuesday (March 19) for injuring Ms Betty Chua Siew Kiang by riding the device in a negligent manner. The 37-year-old administrative manager was coming out through the side gate of Forestville condominium in Woodlands Avenue 5 at around 9.45am on May 21 last year when the e-scooter collided into her. Deputy Public Prosecutor Tan Hsiao Tien…

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E-scooter led to fire in Cashew Road flat on Monday night, injuring 3 people, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The fire that broke out in a Cashew Road flat on Monday night (Feb 4), injuring three people, started from an electric scooter placed in one of the bedrooms. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) released preliminary investigation findings on the fire at Block 132 Cashew Road in an update on its Facebook page on Tuesday. Three people were taken to hospital and about 100 residents evacuated after the fire broke out in the sixth floor unit at about 8.45pm. Firefighters put out the blaze using a water…

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15-year-old e-scooter rider warded in ICU after accident with bus in Choa Chu Kang, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 15-year-old e-scooter rider was warded in the intensive care unit (ICU) after an accident with a bus on Tuesday night (Dec 11). The police were alerted at 8.08pm to the accident, which happened at the junction of Choa Chu Kang North 6 and Choa Chu Kang Link. The boy was taken in a conscious state to the National University Hospital, the police added. Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News reported that the teenager had been crossing the junction in the rain, and suffered liver injuries from the…

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