Cycling is a fun activity, one that can be enjoyed alone or with friends.
However, you should always be careful as such activities can often take a dark turn quickly.
Girl Fell From Carpark
Previously, it was reported that a 13-year-old girl died after falling from a car park at Blk 526 along Pasir Ris Street 51.
The girl was supposedly riding her bicycle with some friends on the sixth floor of the car park on 8 January this year.
She then lost control of her bicycle and rammed into the railing, falling off the building.
A domestic working was alerted by the crash and saw the child’s body. The police were alerted at around 4.04pm and came soon after.
Recently, more information regarding the incident has surfaced.
New to Cycling
According to the state coroner on 3 September, the girl only learned to cycle in Primary Six.
She and her classmates had gone to the carpark after school on the day of the incident.
Her classmates then started cycling around the sixth and seventh levels on fixed-gear bicycles.
For the uninitiated, these bicycles don’t usually have handbrakes and can be difficult to control for newbies.
She eventually decided to try and was accompanied by a friend who guided her on foot.
However, it was reported that the girl had trouble controlling the bike when she got on.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Gabriel Goh noted that the friend guiding her could not keep up as she went down the ramp from the seventh to sixth level.
When he shouted at her, asking her to turn right, the girl continued straight on and collided with a metal railing at the side of the carpark.
Tried to Hold On
She was not thrown off the building immediately.
The girl managed to grab onto the railing but lost her grip and fell.
ASP Goh said the girl suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to her skull and ribs. She was pronounced dead on the scene by SCDF paramedics.
More updates of the case are expected to come this month.
In other news, there have also been updates to the Bedok Double Murders incident.
If you’re attempting to learn a new skill such as cycling, ensure that there are others with you.
Also, move to a safe space if possible to minimise the risks as well.
In case of an emergency, you can call the police hotline at 1800 255 0000 or use the emergency SMS 71999.