Ang Mo Kio accident that left driver nearly blinded: Hit-and-run lorry driver, 24, arrested

A 24-year-old lorry driver, believed to be involved in a hit-and-run accident at Ang Mo Kio Street 44 on March 25, has been arrested.

The chain collision, which involved the lorry and two other cars, occurred at around 9.13pm.

Mr Michael Ng, one of the car drivers, suffered cuts on his eyelid and forehead after his spectacles broke due to the impact of the crash.

He was sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, the police told Stomp.

According to Shin Min Daily News, the 45-year-old was nearly blinded.

The police said in a news release that following the accident, the "lorry driver failed to stop his vehicle to render assistance and fled the scene."

Through extensive enquiries, the Traffic Police established the suspect's identity and arrested him yesterday (March 25).

Preliminary investigations suggest that he did not have a driving license and had driven the lorry without the owner’s consent.

Investigations are ongoing.

The Traffic Police reminded motorists who are involved in accidents that they must stop and render necessary assistance such as calling for an ambulance to attend to any injured party.

They added: "If the vehicle owner is not present at the scene, the motorist should take reasonable steps to inform the owner of the accident such as leaving a note on the windscreen of the damaged vehicle.

"Unless the motorist is able to establish contact with the vehicle owner, the motorist should lodge a police report as soon as it is practical to do so within 24 hours.

"Failure to do so is an offence under Section 84 of the Road Traffic Act, Chapter 276.

"If convicted, the offender is liable to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months 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."