A man who knocked a woman down with his e-scooter and then fled the scene was charged with one count of rash act causing grievous hurt on Friday (16 March).
Muhammad Sha’if Jumadi, 23, collided with 45-year-old Goh Lay Yong from behind as she was stepping off an overhead bridge along Bedok Reservoir Road last Wednesday at 6.10pm.
Sha’if was unable to stop the e-scooter on time, according to the police. He called for an ambulance but then left the scene of the incident.
Goh, who sustained severe head injuries in the accident, had to undergo an operation, according to a Facebook post by her brother.
Police officers arrested Sha’if along Bedok North Street 3 on Wednesday after establishing his identity using footage from police cameras.
Sha’if was granted $10,000 bail. He will be back in court on 13 April pending the victim’s medical report.
If convicted of a rash act causing grievous injury, Sha’if may be jailed up to four years, fined up to $10,000, or both.