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Foodpanda cyclist & GrabFood PMD rider collide at Tampines road junction

A matter of time before this happened.

Syahindah Ishak | October 8, 05:23 pm

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A Foodpanda delivery man on a bicycle and a GrabFood delivery man on a personal mobility device (PMD) crashed into each other at a zebra crossing in Tampines.

The collision

The incident took place at the junction of Tampines Avenue 5 and Tampines Avenue 4 on Sunday morning, Oct. 6, according to Stomp.

In the video, which was uploaded to SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook page, the two delivery personnel were crossing the road from opposite ends and eventually collided.

The Foodpanda man took a harder hit as he fell onto the pavement.

The GrabFood man stopped for a moment to look back, but eventually left the scene.

Other pedestrians were seen helping the Foodpanda man up.

 

Responding to Mothership queries, a Grab spokesperson said:

“We are currently investigating the incident. Safety is of utmost importance to Grab and we place an emphasis on building a safety-first approach for our users and the wider public community. We send regular reminders to our partners on safety measures such as dismounting in areas of high footfall, adhering to speed limits and wearing of proper safety gear.”

Responses

Online commenters were quick to label the accident as a “hit-and-run” and urge the ban of PMDs — as usual.

Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook.
Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook.
Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook.

However, others believed that Singaporeans should not be quick to put the blame on the GrabFood rider.

Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook.
Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook.
Screenshot from SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook.

PMDs banned?

Some members of the public have been clamouring for the banning of PMDs after a spate of high-profile accidents.

The worst case involved a 65-year-old woman who died from her injuries four days after colliding into an e-scooter in Bedok North.

65-year-old cyclist who collided with PMD rider in Bedok dies in hospital after 4 days in coma

Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary said on Oct. 7 that a complete ban on the use of PMDs in Singapore is a possibility if the behaviour of users do not improve.

PMDs may be banned in S’pore if users do not improve behaviour: Janil Puthucheary

Top image via SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook.

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