2 e-scooter riders, 1 bicyclist to be charged over separate accidents

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Three men – two electric scooter riders and a bicyclist – will be charged in court on Thursday (24 May) over separate incidents that left three pedestrians injured.

The trio, aged between 17 and 37, will be charged with committing rash or negligent acts causing hurt for separate incidents that took place between July 2017 and February this year, said a police press release on Wednesday (23 May). One of the e-scooter riders will also be charged under the Protection from Harassment Act (POHA).

On 17 February, the 17-year-old allegedly ran into a 78-year-old man while operating an e-scooter along a pavement at Yishun Ring Road.

Meanwhile, the 33-year-old man being charged on Thursday had allegedly ridden his bicycle along a footpath in Simei on 21 September and collided with a 73-year-old woman.

Both victims were subsequently conveyed to hospital over the injuries they sustained.

The teenager will be charged for a rash act causing grievous hurt under Section 338(a) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, while the 33-year-old man will be charged for a negligent act causing grievous hurt under Section 338(b) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224.

The third offender, a 37-year-old man, had allegedly run into a 48-year-old man with his e-scooter on 24 July last year following a dispute. The accused had been operating his e-scooter within the premises of the Keat Hong Community Centre at the time.

He will be charged for a rash act causing hurt under Section 336(a) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224, and for intentionally causing harassment under Section 3(1)(a) punishable under Section 3(2) of the POHA, Chapter 256A.

For committing a rash act causing grievous hurt, the teenager may be jailed up to four years, fined up to $10,000 or both.

For committing a negligent act causing grievous, the 33-year-old male may be jailed up to two years, fined up to $5,000, or both.

For committing a negligent act causing grievous hurt, the 37-year-old male may be jailed up to six months, fined up to $2,500, or both.

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