Police refused to take action against Caucasian cyclist who knocked down Singaporean aunty
Posted by temasektimes on May 25, 2012
According to Hardwarezone forumer ‘harrymonster’, his parents were walking along a road at a reservoir when a Caucasian cyclist knocked into his mother from behind causing her to fall on the ground and broke her two front teeth.
Though the cyclist offered to pay for part of the costs, he insisted that he is not ‘fully liable’ for the accident when he was responsible for the accident.
‘harrymonster’ was outraged at what the cyclist said:
“How on earth does a cyclist collide into a pedestrain from behind on a wide and straight road? Not fully liable? I really doubt my mom was in the wrong for walking down a road. Her teeth were broken at the base, still in the gum but were pushed back at an angle. The hospital had to push the broken teeth back to a normal angle, let it stablise a bit first before re-evaluating the situation in a weeks time. Can you imagine the pain?”
When the police was called, they just took statements without doing anything more:
“Called the police and ambulance down. Police took down statements from the cyclist and my parents. My sis was present, and was asking the police how will they handle the situation. Police said that they will record the statements and particulars and thats that. Nothing more.”
[Source: Hardwarezone Forum]
Some responses from forumers:
“sorry, can’t help u. sg laws protect foreigners” – tatsit
“It’s your mum’s fault for causing distress to a superior foreigner. The foreigner should sue your mum for damages and he will win because laws only protect foreigners.” – xboxer
“It’s not criminal so the police won’t get involved. Unless the cyclist is breaking some traffic rules or law, nothing much police can do. Just hire a lawyer and claim the ang moh gao gao.” – atb