2 Men Who Were Involved in Toa Payoh Hit-and-Run Accident Have Been Arrested

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On 12 February, a road accident occurred in Toa Payoh, leaving a pedestrian injured. 

Two men who were involved in the accident had fled the scene, and the police had been conducting a search for them. 

But the men have finally been arrested, as the Police and Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) told The Straits Times in a joint statement on 15 February. 

Here’s what you need to know about the incident

2 Men Who Were Involved in Toa Payoh Hit-and-Run Accident Have Been Arrested

On the night of 12 February, a vehicle had been speeding along the PIE towards Changi Airport. 

The driver had been ordered by the Traffic Police to stop but the vehicle continued to speed off towards Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, which ended up hitting a 25-year-old woman crossing a pedestrian crossing on Lorong 1 Toa Payoh. 

The vehicle then spun out of control, colliding into the road divider railings. The driver and his two passengers ran out of the car, fleeing the scene on the spot while being pursued by officers. 

The police eventually arrested one of the passengers present on the scene, a 32-year-old woman, for suspected involvement in drug-related offences. 

Thankfully, the pedestrian remained in a state of consciousness while being taken to hospital. 

The following video uploaded by SGRV Admin shows footage of a man and woman attempting to flee the site of the accident with officers in hot pursuit. 

The police announced that they had managed to identify the driver and the 28-year-old male passenger and that they were undertaking an operation to arrest them. 

And on 15 February, the two men aged 27 and 34 had been arrested on 14 and 15 February respectively. 

According to this article by ST, the 27-year-old man, allegedly a passenger, was arrested on 14 February for allegedly being involved with persons carrying offensive weapons in public areas, as well as suspected drug-related offences. 

The driver, a 34-year-old man, was arrested on 15 February for allegedly carrying an offensive weapon in public areas, suspected involvement in drug-related offences, dangerous driving resulting in harm, as well as other traffic-related offences. 

Investigations against the 27-year-old man and 32-year-old woman are currently underway, while the 34-year-old man will be charged in court on 16 February. 


Possible Penalties

If you’re unsure of the penalties that could be awaiting these offences, here’s a brief rundown. 

Carrying offensive weapons in public spaces leads to imprisonment of up to three years or caning, while consorting with someone carrying said weapons could warrant the same punishment as that person. 

Consuming drugs warrants jail time of up to ten years, a fine not exceeding $20000, or both.

Meanwhile, dangerous driving leading to grievous hurt warrants imprisonment between one and five years, alongside a possible disqualification of one’s driving license.

Feature Image: Youtube (SG Road Vigilante)

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