Family of elderly cyclist involved in Bedok North PMD accident not pulling plug, letting her 'go naturally'

Doctors apparently informed the family that she may die anytime.

Tanya Ong | September 23, 2019, 06:08 PM

A 65-year-old cyclist, Ong Bee Eng, is currently in critical condition following an accident with an e-scooter rider.

Currently on life support

Ong, who is in coma now, is currently undergoing treatment at Changi General Hospital.

She suffered injuries to her brain, sustaining fractures to her rib cage and collarbone, according to Shin Min Daily News.

Ong is also currently on life support.

Her 41-year-old son Ng Chin Kai told Shin Min that doctors informed the family that she may die anytime.

It is believed that Ong is unlikely to wake up, and doctors have advised them to pull the plug.

However, the family reportedly could not make that decision, and are choosing to continue with the medication to cope with the pain to reduce her suffering.

They also said that they will let her "go naturally".

Collided with PMD rider

On Sep. 21, Ong collided with a 20-year-old e-scooter rider at Bedok North.

According to a previous Shin Min report, a witness apparently saw the e-scooter speeding by, likely travelling at a speed faster than 50km/h.

Shin Min also reported that the e-scooter appeared heavily modified and possibly exceeded the weight limit of 20kg and approved width of 70cm long.

The speed limit for PMDs is 10km/h on footpaths, with a maximum capped speed of 25km/h before they can be used on public paths.

The e-scooter rider was apparently ferrying his girlfriend when the accident happened.

He was found to be conscious after the incident, and subsequently arrested for his rash act.

The case is currently being investigated.

Top photo via Yan Guo Hao & Shin Min