Man, 78, hurt in e-bike hit-and-run, police appeal for witnesses
An e-bike rider allegedly fled after he hit an elderly pedestrian outside a McDonald's outlet at Jalan Bukit Merah towards Queensway on Thursday around 6.30am.
The police said yesterday that the rider of the power-assisted bicycle left before they arrived to find the 78-year-old victim with serious head injuries.
They have appealed to witnesses to come forward with information about the accident.
Those convicted of hit-and-run under the Road Traffic Act can be fined up to $3,000, or jailed up to 12 months, or both.
Those who reoffend can be fined up to $5,000, or jailed up to two years, or both.
Anyone with information can call the police hotline at 1800-255-0000, go to www.police.gov.sg/iwitness, or make a police report.
The Straits Times reported in June said there was a spike in the number of e-bike-related accidents last year.
Accidents resulting in injuries rose from from 39 in 2015 to 54 in 2016.
In the first six months of this year, the Land Transport Authority seized 218 personal mobility devices as part of its enforcement operations.