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PMD user riding at speed of 17km/hr crashes into 3-year-old girl at HDB void deck

Thankfully, the girl only suffered a minor injury on her thigh.

Melanie Lim | October 9, 01:03 pm

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Another day, another incident involving personal mobility devices (PMDs).

PMD rider crashes into 3-year-old girl

A PMD rider, who claimed to be riding at a speed of 17km/hr, crashed into a three-year-old girl at a HDB void deck on Sunday, Oct. 6, at around 8:30pm.

A video of this incident was uploaded by the girl’s father, Garnell Glenn Bernard, on Facebook:

At the start of the video, you can see the three-year-old girl walking happily on the left side of the screen.

The PMD rider appeared suddenly and was riding speedily along a HDB corridor.

The crash occurred behind the pillar, with the PMD rider braking and falling on the ground.

After the accident, a concerned woman and other passersby can be seen rushing to the girl’s aid as she wails.

According to Bernard, his daughter suffered a minor injury on her thigh.

Ban on PMD use at void decks in 15 towns

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.

Petitions calling for PMD ban in S’pore grow after woman, 65, dies

In view of a spike in the number of accidents involving PMDs, 15 People’s Action Party (PAP) town councils have implemented a ban on PMD usage at the void decks of Housing Board flats from Sept. 1, 2019.

Users who flout the ban will be issued a warning letter for their first offence during a two-month grace period from Sep. 1 to Oct. 31, 2019.

After Oct. 31, riders who violate the ban may be fined up to S$5,000.

The speed limit for PMDs on footpaths have also been reduced from 15km/hr to 10km/hr since Jan. 1, 2019.

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

The PMD rider would be violating the rule if he is riding at 17km/hr in one of the 15 town councils.

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Top image via Garnell Glenn Bernard on Facebook

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