Police seek information on suspect in fatal hit-and run accident

Police are seeking information about a man who allegedly hit an elderly man with a power-assisted bicycle (at left). The victim died from head injuries. (Photos: Singapore Police Force)

Singapore police are appealing for information on a man who is believed to be involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

The accident took place last Thursday (17 August), along Jalan Bukit Merah towards Queensway outside McDonald’s at about 6.34am.

The victim, a 78-year-old male pedestrian, sustained serious head injuries and died on Saturday, said the police. The suspect was allegedly on a power-assisted bicycle and left the scene before police arrived.

Members of the public are advised to come forward if they have any information regarding this accident. Information can be submitted by calling the police hotline at 1800-255-0000 or via the I-Witness portal online. Police reports can also be made at any Neighbourhood Police Centre or Neighbourhood Police Post. All information will be kept strictly confidential.

If the suspect is found guilty of a hit-and-run accident, he can be fined up to $3,000 or jailed for up to 12 months or both. Repeat offenders can be fined up to $5,000 or jailed for up to two years or both.

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