Cabby Who Hit & Almost Killed Cyclist Along Braddell Road Arrested But Netizens Are Crying Foul

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Stick around on social media long enough and you’ll see a disturbing phenomenon: cyclists are getting into accidents with vehicles on the road.

And the scene of the incident? On the roads themselves.

Which brings us to the next question: who’s in the right, who’s in the wrong? Till date, this has been a must debatable topic on the internet.

And unfortunately, a conclusion isn’t reached.

Meanwhile, incidents like these are still happening.

Cyclist Almost Killed Along Braddell Road:

On 10 Mar, a cyclist, Dr Lynette Ngo, was riding with her husband along Braddell Road when she was hit from behind by a ComfortDelgro taxi.

The couple were heading towards Upper Thomson to meet up with their cycling kakis.

Here’s a Video of the Incident:

The pair were cycling on the left side of the road.

Then, they switched to the second lane towards the middle of the four-lane road. The husband, Dr Hing, switched first, followed by his wife.

When she settled into the second lane, a ComfortDelgro suddenly neared his wife on the same lane.

The cabby tried to swerve to the leftmost lane but was too late and crashed into her from behind.

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A Multitude of Injuries

The female cyclist was brought to Tan Tock Seng and went through tests to determine the extent of injuries.

Her injuries include:

  • Fractured Skull
  • Bleeding in her brain
  • Broken collarbone
  • Five broken ribs on the right side
  • A collapsed right lung
  • Paralyzed right eyeball
  • Partial hearing loss on the right side

She’s unsure if she’s able to resume her job as a doctor again.

Cabby Arrested; Couple Not Angry

A 57-year-old woman was arrested by the police. She is charged for causing grievous hurt by negligent act

However, the couple did not harbour anger at the cabby.

“I just hope that both motorists and cyclists on the road can take care of each other because we share the road and we are equal users. Safe cycling is also important.”

Netizens’ Comments

When an incident of this magnitude (so controversial somemore) happens, you can be sure that netizens are salivating at the thought of jumping on the bandwagon.

You’re probably expecting people to start bringing up how drivers are getting more reckless by the years.

After all, we tend to sympathise with those who got the shorter end of the stick (read: suffered heavier injuries).

And they did.

There are comments highlighting how drivers are looking at their phones more than the road, which was why this accident happened.

Others pointed out the speed of the taxi right before the collision.

But, There Are Some Who Thinks The Cabby Isn’t (Totally) at Fault:

Like this dude, who just wants to make his stand clear.

I.E. I just want to make my opinion known. Who cares if you get it?

While others take the time to point out what they think is wrong with the video.

A netizen who seems like a fellow bike rider had this to say:

What do you think?