8-year-old girl's glasses shatter into eye & face after GrabFood cyclist hits her at Bukit Batok

The GrabFood rider apparently cried after he hit the girl.

Joshua Lee | January 19, 2021, 11:51 AM

An 18 year-old GrabFood rider was arrested on Jan. 16 by the police after he collided into an eight-year-old girl along a Bukit Batok footpath.

The collision shattered the girl's glasses, leaving her with a bloodied face.

She also suffered an eye injury and had to undergo eye surgery, reported The Straits Times.

The girl's mother, Sathiya, told ST that she walking home with her daughter on January 15 along Bukit Batok Street 52. They were with another mother-daughter pair.

Along the way, they spotted a GrabFood rider cycling towards them. Sathiya told ST that she nudged her daughter and the other girl behind her even though the cyclist was not going fast.

After the rider passed them, Sathiya heard a loud scream. She turned around and saw her daughter lying on the ground with glass shards and blood on her face.

The cyclist was apologetic and even cried, the mother said.

The girl was sent to the National University Hospital (NUH) where she underwent surgery on that day itself. ST reported that the girl is expected to undergo another round of surgery next week.

The GrabFood rider has been suspended. If convicted of causing grievous hurt by performing a negligent act, he could be jailed for up to two years and fined up to S$5,000.

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