Elderly uncle was this close to getting hit by taxi after recklessly crossing road with mobility device

An elderly man was nearly hit by a taxi after recklessly riding across the road on a personal mobility device (PMD).

According to a caption on a video of what happened posted on ROADS.sg, the incident took place on Oct 5 at 2.05pm.

In the video, the man can first be seen riding across of the road in front of a car. He was not at a traffic junction at that point of time.

Just after he rode past the car, a taxi came from behind at a relatively high speed.

Thankfully, the cabby managed to jam on the brakes in time to avoid hitting the rear of the man's PMD as he rode on the side of the road.

Read a caption on the video:

"Crossing the road in between cars is very risky as there are many blind spots and reaction time is minimal."