9 months on, she still has nightmares

9 months on, she still has nightmares

Nine months after her motorcycle was sideswiped by a lorry, she still has nightmares about being in an operating theatre.

Ms Ng Boey Ling, 27, had to undergo skin grafts to repair damaged skin caused by the accident. She gets frightened when vehicles pass by.

The lorry driver who knocked her down on Jan 18 was jailed for seven weeks on Friday.

On that day, Ms Ng, a student teacher at the National Institute of Education (NIE), was riding her motorcycle on the centre lane of the three-lane Pan-Island Expressway towards Changi Airport. In her victim impact statement, she said she was going to the Royal Sporting House at MacPherson Road for a meeting at 1.35pm.

Goh Hwee Tiong, 52, was driving his lorry behind her. A district court heard that Goh followed Ms Ng, who was a probationary rider, for about 30 seconds before he started to overtake her. Without turning on his left signal light, Goh filtered his lorry to the left and sideswiped Ms Ng's bike. Ms Ng fell onto the road and rolled a few times.

The collision was captured by the in-vehicle camera of a motorist behind them and the footage went viral.

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