A GrabFood cyclist was allegedly pushed off his bicycle by an angry pedestrian while travelling along a bicycle path in Yishun on Wednesday night, Nov. 6.
The 41-year-old man suffered various injuries to his neck, right shoulder, left hand and both legs, Shin Min Daily News reported.
The injured man's wife said doctors had warned them of a possible neck fracture sustained due to the fall.
The Chinese report revealed that it was the cyclist's wife who had to make a food delivery, but she was not familiar with the destination.
The husband decided to accompany his wife on the errand.
The pair travelled from Northpoint City to make the food delivery.
While travelling along the cycling path in Yishun Avenue 11, the couple on bicycles saw another couple walking towards them.
But the couple on foot refused to give way to the cyclists, the cyclists alleged, even after they rang their bells for a few minutes.
Whilst trying to cycle past the pedestrians, the man who was walking then violently shoved the rider's food delivery bag.
The cyclist lost his balance and fell onto the grass.
The male pedestrian also allegedly prevented the cyclist from getting up and even pushed him again.
The cyclist recounted to Shin Min, presumably in Mandarin: "He even yelled: 'You how can cycle here? Earn what rice bowl?'"
The injured man's wife called the police, who arrived at the scene shortly after.
She also told the Chinese paper she was angry that they were met with hostility, despite abiding by the rules and sticking to the bicycle path.
The man was given three days of medical leave, but his neck continues to cause him pain and he will undergo further examination.
Shin Min revealed that the husband-and-wife duo used to work as a waiter and hotel receptionist.
They switched jobs to become food delivery personnel to raise their two children, aged four and six.
The cyclist's wife said she felt anxious about the future.
Top photo via