Driver leaves behind licence plate after accident with cyclist in Tampines

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Update on Dec 9:

The driver of the car reached out to Stomp to share his side of the story:

"I had stopped before the crossing to allow the first cyclist to cycle across from right to left of the crossing.

"After the first cyclist had cleared, just as I released the brake and started moving off, another cyclist suddenly appeared in front of me and I had to jam brake.

"I wish to state that he WAS NOT pushing his bike but simply cycled without stopping from my right to left.

"He was angry and shouted at me before he continued on.

"I apologised immediately for causing him this shock.

"He cycled on and so I drove on too.

"Upon reaching my destination about three minutes later, I walked in front of my car and realised my front licence plate was missing.

"I suspected there may be contact between the cyclist and my vehicle earlier and returned to the spot where the incident occurred.

"I parked my car across the street, at Block 139 and walked towards the zebra crossing.

"He was nowhere to be seen.

"As it was raining, I left the scene after that.

"At the time of the accident, I was on a private hire job at the moment of the incident, my passenger may be my witness.

"Upon reaching home, I checked my dashcam footage for the front and rear videos. The incident was captured clearly."

The driver shared screenshots from his front camera showing that the cyclist did not dismount and was cycling his bike.

"He also failed to stop before the crossing and cycled through from my right to left," he said.

"The rear camera showed that he continued to cycle and was not lying on the zebra crossing as he claimed.

"A couple of vehicles behind me simply continued to drive over the markings as there was nothing there."

Original article:

The police are investigating an alleged hit-and-run involving a car and a bicycle at Tampines Street 11 on Dec 5.

A Stomper alerted Stomp to the incident and said that the 18-year-old cyclist injured in the accident is her friend.

She said the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) student thought it would be safer to push his bike because it was raining.

"He was pushing his mountain bike when this maroon Honda Vezel just slammed into him and left him alone while he was lying on the zebra crossing," said the Stomper.

"However, the driver left his licence plate and a few other pieces behind."

She added that her friend suffered minor injuries and is scheduled to go for x-rays to determine if there are any internal injuries.

"His parents want to demand claims for all the damage and will take legal action," she said.

In response to a Stomp query, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to a road traffic accident along Tampines Street 11 at 7.50pm.

"A person was assessed for minor injuries by an SCDF paramedic and the person declined to be sent to the hospital," an SCDF spokesperson said.

The police confirmed with Stomp that a report was lodged and investigations are ongoing.