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E-BIKE RIDER SUDDENLY DASHED ONTO ROAD & KENA BANG BY CAR, THEN DEMANDS $5.3K COMPENSATION

In the early hours of September 11, an unexpected collision took place at an industrial estate in Yishun, Singapore. A man riding a power-assisted bicycle (PAB) suddenly dashed out of an alley and onto the road, catching the driver by surprise and getting hit by the car in the process.

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The Collision Caught on Camera

According to the individual who shared the video, the PAB rider darted out of an alley without wearing a helmet, and his headlight was off, creating a potentially dangerous situation for both him and other road users.

As captured in the video, the car was navigating through a road within an industrial compound. Approaching a junction that led to a smaller alley, the power-assisted bicycle (PAB) abruptly entered the road, leading to a sudden and unavoidable collision.

The Consequences

The impact of the collision sent the PAB rider tumbling off his bicycle. He landed on his feet but not without losing a slipper during the process. Moments later, he approached the car, and unfortunately, the video cuts off, leaving us with limited insight into the immediate aftermath.

The Demand for Compensation

Adding another layer to this incident, SG Road Vigilante shared a screenshot of a WhatsApp message allegedly sent by the PAB rider. In the message, he demanded compensation amounting to S$5,300, broken down as follows:

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  1. Bike: S$1,500
  2. Phone: S$1,800
  3. Loss of Income: S$2,000

This demand raised eyebrows and ignited a debate among netizens regarding who was truly at fault and whether such compensation was warranted.

The Online Backlash

Responses to this incident flooded online platforms, and the sentiment was overwhelmingly against compensating the PAB rider. Many individuals opined that the rider was in the wrong, primarily because he did not adhere to traffic rules. Riding without a helmet and with the headlight off, especially in the early hours, raised questions about his responsibility as a road user.

Netizens’ comments

  1. Car driver should counter-sue for compensation of $ 2,000 (car repairs), $ 6,000 (loss of income due to car in workshop), $ 15,000 (emotional trauma and suffering) and $ 30,000 (treatment and counselling cost). Total $ 53,000.
  2. So many such delivery pests around. Saw one myself near lau pa sat yesterday, an uncle rode recklessly, cursing a van, cut through three lanes, and squeezed through a pedestrian crossing when pedestrians were crossing.
  3. LOL! Its quite funny how he asked your friend to compensate him when he should he compensating your friend’s vehicle. How did that even happened
  4. The rider shud be reported for riding without due to safety..and proper look out , etc ..
  5. Don’t compensate when such idiots do not comply with traffic rules.
  6. Amazing they ride on roads but they don’t know the law and ask for compensation! Good good hope you got his particulars cause you need it to counter sue him back maybe 10 times for distress and repair cost for damages and downtime!
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