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The police are looking for witnesses to an alleged hit-and-run case that happened outside a McDonald’s branch along Jalan Bukit Merah, towards Queensway on Thursday (Aug 17), at around 6.34pm.
A 78-year-old pedestrian was hit by a Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) and sustained serious head injuries while the PAB rider left before the police arrived at the scene.
The victim died while hospitalised on Saturday (Aug 19).
The police would like to urge members of the public to come forward if they have any information on the accident.
For the offence of hit-and-run under Section 84 of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276, motorists upon conviction shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both and in the case of a second or subsequent conviction, to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.
Anyone with information is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit the information via the I-Witness portal.
Alternatively, they may lodge a report at any Neighbourhood Police Centre or Neighbourhood Police Post.
All information will be kept strictly confidential.