Man, 78, dies in hit-and-run at Jalan Bukit Merah: Police looking for e-bike rider

Man, 78, dies in hit-and-run at Jalan Bukit Merah: Police looking for e-bike rider
PHOTO: Singapore Police Force

The police are looking for witnesses to an alleged hit-and-run case that happened outside a McDonald's branch along Jalan Bukit Merah, towards Queensway on Thursday (Aug 17), at around 6.34pm.

A 78-year-old pedestrian was hit by a Power-Assisted Bicycle (PAB) and sustained serious head injuries while the PAB rider left before the police arrived at the scene.

The victim died in hospital on Saturday (Aug 19).

The 78-year-old victim died in hospital‚Äč on Aug 19Photo: Lianhe Zaobao

The police would like to urge members of the public to come forward if they have any information on the accident.

If found guilty of the offence of hit-and-run, the motorist will face a fine of up to $3,000, a jail term of up to 12 months, or both.

Repeat offenders will be liable to a fine of up to $5,000 or a jail term of up to two years, or both.

Anyone with information is requested to call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000 or submit the information via the I-Witness portal.

Alternatively, they may lodge a report at any Neighbourhood Police Centre or Neighbourhood Police Post.

All information will be kept strictly confidential.

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