15-year-old assisting police in e-scooter hit-and-run investigations

Hannah Teoh
Senior Content Producer
The e-scooter rider suspected to be involved in a hit-and-run case in Ang Mo Kio. (Photos: Singapore Police Force)

A 15-year-old boy has been identified by the police for his suspected role in knocking down an elderly woman with an e-scooter at Ang Mo Kio.

The 65-year-old woman had reported that she was knocked down by an e-scooter at the ground floor lift lobby of Blk 538 Ang Mo Kio Ave 5.

The teen was identified through police cameras and on-the-ground investigations, said a statement by the Singapore Police Force on Monday evening (23 April).

The teen is assisting the police with investigations. The police also seized an e-scooter and a helmet as exhibits in the case.

In a Facebook post on 17 April, Sharon Sim, the elderly woman’s daughter, said that her mother had exited the lift at Blk 538 at 5.25pm when she was hit from behind, sending victim and rider to the ground. The elderly woman grabbed the rider but he rode off.

According to Sim, her mother sustained a cut on her and bruises on her knee, elbow, and ribs. Sim said her mother’s face would be “permanently and prominently” scarred as a result of the accident.

The offence of committing a rash act which causes hurt is punishable with a maximum jail term of one year, a fine or both.

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