Man, 69, dies in hospital after his PMA collides with motorcycle in Jurong West

Christie Chiu
The Straits Times
Dec 8, 2023

A 69-year-old man died after an accident between his personal mobility aid (PMA) and a motorcycle in Jurong West on Dec 7.

The police and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the accident, which happened near Block 457 Jurong West Street 41, at about 8.35pm.

An eyewitness told Chinese news outlet Shin Min Daily News that after the collision, the man was lying motionless on the road beside his badly damaged PMA, while the male motorcyclist was groaning in pain.

The eyewitness added that the wheels and seat of the PMA had fallen off in the accident.

Photos of the accident’s aftermath show the PMA’s rear wheels located several metres away from its main structure. Plastic bags containing packets of tissue paper are seen scattered across the side of the road.

Three SCDF officers are also seen providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation to a man in a blue shirt.

SCDF said that one man was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and another was taken to National University Hospital.

The motorcyclist, 27, was conscious when he was taken to hospital, said the police, while the PMA rider was unconscious, and later died in hospital.

Police investigations are ongoing.

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