E-scooter teen who knocked into woman does not wish to go to jail, willing to compensate victim

A 19-year-old teenager knocked into a pedestrian while giving his girlfriend a ride on his e-scooter on March 16, at around 10.45am.

While approaching the back gate of Yishun Emerald condominium in Canberra Drive, Sembawang, Derrick Gan Zhong Kang decided to overtake another e-scooter rider.

Ms Daisy Lim, 56, was stepping through the gate at the time.

Gan knocked into Ms Lim, leaving her covered in cuts. She was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and given five days of medical leave.

On Tuesday (July 24), the 19-year-old pleaded guilty in a district court to causing hurt to Ms Lim by riding in a negligent manner.

He could face jail and a fine when he is sentenced next month, reported The Straits Times.

Gan, who was unrepresented, asked District Judge Eddy Tham to give him another chance.

The accused, who is expected to be sentenced on Aug 7, said he does not wish to go to jail and is willing to compensate Ms Lim.

The amount was not stated in court documents.

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