Of late, more and more citizens have been getting onto e-scooters. Which of course leads to more accidents. Especially when they don't follow the rules and regulations. But when an accident does occur, the person at fault should take responsibility and make sure the victim is alright.
Netizen Esmond's daughter 3.5 years old met with an accident. The rider didn't take responsibility and insisted that it is their fault for being in his way. Read his full post below:
"This escooter knock down my daughter (3.5 years old) while we walking on the pedestrian walkway along Pasir Ris Drive 3 (outside downtown) on 18 Aug 2018 around 2145 hrs and never even stop nor say sorry. He stopped only after I shouted for him to stop.
I ask him why he never stop after knocking my daughter and he still dare to say it's our fault as we stop and block his way. Told him that as he riding so fast towards us and that's why I ask my daughter who was walking infront of me to stop walking and stand aside; sadly, he still knock onto my daughter.
He insist it's not his fault and avoid arguing with him, told him to wait as I called the police for the accident. After seeing I called the police, he quickly ask his daughter to go and just ride off quickly as it's green light ahead in favour to them.
I asked my wife look after the kids and I make chase to take his photo and lodge a police report after it.
To Mr. E-scooter, I am not agianst anyone riding escooter as we share all roads. You have kids of your own and I would have let it go if you would have just say Sorry to my daughter for the Rash act and accident.
However, you decided show a bad example to your kids and mine by running away with it. As such, I will let the police to deal with you on this.
NOTE - Anyone convicted for the offence of Rash Act Causing Grievous Hurt under Section 338(a) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 is liable to an imprisonment for a term which may extend to four years, or with fine which may extend to $10,000, or with both"
Always look where you're going and take responsibility. It could be your own child in the future.