You cannot run away from what you did.
Especially not in Singapore, where the police are efficient and serious about bringing the wrongdoers to justice.
This does not change even if the perpetrator is a foreigner.
The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is currently looking for a man who crashed into a woman and a toddler at East Coast Park and ghosted them.
Singapore Police Looking For Man Who Crashed Into Woman and Child
Around the end of June this year, a family of four’s happy outing to East Coast Park quickly turned sour as the mother and daughter of the family suffered serious injuries from a collision with a cyclist.
The SPF is now appealing to the public for information about the cyclist who caused the accident.
If you were an eyewitness to the accident or have any information about it, you may reach the police by calling their hotline at 1800-255-0000.
Alternatively, if you prefer to submit an online form, the SPF has a portal at https://www.police.gov.sg/i-witness for you to report what you know.
When making reports, you can choose to remain anonymous or provide your contact information. The SPF will also keep your identity confidential.
Woman and Child Suffered Serious Injuries From the Accident
The urgency of finding the cyclist cannot be separated from the fact that the mother and daughter had severe injuries after the accident.
The mother, Ms Jodie Lai, shared with The Straits Times that she was hospitalised for a night and received ten days of hospitalisation leave.
After the cyclist appeared out of nowhere and collided with her, she fell and hit her head and tailbone.
Her daughter suffered injuries on her face, arms, and legs due to the accident.
As of now, Ms Lai’s daughter still has “very visible facial scars” and is “afraid of taking showers” as previous showers with wounds were very painful.
Thankfully, her daughter has been able to return to school to continue her education. She is also no longer required to wear a facial bandage which “attracted unwanted attention” and caused the girl to suffer from “an inferiority complex”.
However, Ms Lai’s daughter’s ordeal is not over, as she could suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
This can only be confirmed if the family returns to the park, which Ms Lai is reluctant to do as her daughter appears to be fearful of pictures of the park.
Ms Lai also continues to battle splitting headaches after the accident, some so severe that they caused her to throw up.
If the man is charged with committing a rash act causing hurt, he may face imprisonment of up to one year and a fine of up to $5,000.
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