Police investigating case of e-scooter rider who allegedly hit child along Orchard Road

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The police are investigating a case of an e-scooter rider who allegedly hit a child along Orchard Road on Friday evening (Apr 19).

Several Stompers alerted Stomp to a video of the confrontation between the rider and the child's father that was posted to Complaint Singapore's Facebook group page.

In the video, a group of women are seen tending to a child as his father hurls vulgarities at the e-scooter rider.

According to the post, the father of the kid had allegedly punched the rider after he struck his son.

It added that the rider is believed to be a Deliveroo delivery guy.

A woman is holding on to the man, trying to calm him down and to prevent him from going over to the rider.

At one point she even covers his mouth with her hand.

The delivery guy shouts at the father and says that he should have been looking out for his kid to which the father replies, "F*** you!"

Stomp understands the father made a police report following the incident.

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

Stomp understands Deliveroo is working to identify if the rider in question is a Deliveroo rider.

In response to a Stomp media query, a Deliveroo spokesman said:

"We take this extremely seriously and are investigating as a matter of urgency.

"If a rider has been found to have endangered a pedestrian in this way, we will stop working with them.

"We will co-operate with the relevant authorities however possible.

"Deliveroo requires all riders to abide by the local rules and regulations.

"Deliveroo has a zero-tolerance approach towards those who break the rules of the road and endanger others.

"Deliveroo is committed to providing a safe environment for our riders and the wider community.

"All riders who join Deliveroo are required to complete a programme of introductory road safety guidance, as part of comprehensive onboarding sessions.

"Safety information and tips are also included in onboarding materials and weekly newsletters for our riders.

"We also regularly communicate updates on road safety programmes and regulations as a reminder to all Deliveroo riders.
 
"Deliveroo works closely with the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to organise Safe Riding Programmes (SRP) for our riders.

"The SRP focuses on safe riding practices for cyclists, personal mobility device users and power-assisted bicycle riders.

"Sessions are organised for riders every month and to further maximise these sessions, Deliveroo incorporates key content from the SRP curriculum, as well as latest rules and regulations into its existing guidelines.

"We actively encourage all our riders to take part."