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Justice is served: SPF charge cyclist who filed insurance claim against driver


Singapore — After a cyclist filed an insurance claim against a driver for an accident, justice was served because the Singapore Police Force (SPF) focused on the cyclist for an offence.

The driver, Ang Jacky, took to Facebook on Sunday (Sept 12) to say that justice had been served.

Mr Ang shared that he was driving out of a carpark at Ang Mo Kio back in Jul when a cyclist suddenly appeared out of nowhere, forcing him to jam on the brakes.

“Saw the cyclist fall, and I rendered help to him,” said Mr Ang.

“We drivers are usually afraid of such trouble even though it is not necessarily our fault,” he noted.

The following day, Mr Ang offered to bring the cyclist to the clinic for medical assistance, yet the cyclist refused.

However, two days later, the cyclist messaged Mr Ang and said he wanted to claim insurance for the medical bills incurred.

“Luckily, I made a police report on the day of the accident,” said Mr Ang.

He attached a letter by SPF highlighting the findings of their investigations.

Photo: FB screengrab/Ang Jacky

“Please be informed that we have completed our investigations which revealed that the cyclist had committed an offence of failing to stop and look out for on-coming traffic at informal crossing, or an entrance or exit to a car park under Rule 14(2)(b)(i) of the Road Traffic (Pedestrian) Rules. Action has been initiated against the cyclist for the said offence,” said SPF.

Mr Ang hoped that his experience would “encourage fellow drivers not to be afraid of reporting to the police” because it is not always their fault when it comes to traffic accidents involving cyclists, PMDs or pedestrians.

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“I used to think so that we will always be penalised for knocking them down despite them not looking out for cars, but I’m so wrong,” he added. /TISG

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