Pasir Ris lorry driver & cyclist charged in court, cyclist reportedly undecided on pleading guilty

Developments to the case.

Mandy How | January 16, 12:19 pm

The lorry driver and cyclist involved in one of the most the viral road accidents of 2018 were charged in court on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, Lianhe Zaobao reports.

In case you need a refresher:

Cyclist at Pasir Ris whacks side mirror of lorry, gets knocked off road by lorry shortly after

Driver Zhang Sheng Zhong, 57, and cyclist Eric Cheung, 35, face two charges each.

Zhang faces charges for causing hurt to others through negligent behaviour, as well as not making a report within 24 hours of a car accident.

According to Zaobao, the lawyer representing Zhang has indicated that the lorry driver intends to plead guilty.

Cheung, a British citizen, faces one charge for not cycling to the side of the leftmost lane, hence breaching traffic laws and causing obstruction to faster-moving vehicles.

He was also charged with committing mischief through the act of knocking off the lorry driver’s mirror.

Cheung’s lawyer has reportedly indicated that the cyclist has not made up his mind whether or not to plead guilty.

Both parties will be arraigned when their case is next mentioned on Jan. 30.

For your background reading on the case:

Video shows aftermath of Pasir Ris ‘cyclist vs lorry driver’ incident: Cyclist snatches phone from driver

Lorry driver, 57, arrested by police over Pasir Ris incident, said he didn’t intend to hit cyclist, 35

Cyclist knocked over by lorry allegedly showed up in bandages for police station statement

S’pore internet vigilantes wrongly identify cyclist who whacked lorry’s side mirror

Pasir Ris cyclist incident: Global reddit community accuses lorry of disproportionate reaction

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