A 21-year-old will be charged in connection with a hit-and-run along Sims Street

A 21-year-old will be charged in connection with a hit-and-run along Sims Street

SINGAPORE: A 21-year-old man will be charged in court on Monday (March 25) on suspicion of his involvement in a hit-and-run case that left two people seriously injured.

Police said they were alerted on Saturday at around 11.40pm to an accident between a car and two pedestrians along Sims Street towards Sims Street East.

A 51-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were conscious when taken to hospital. They are currently in quarantine receiving treatment.

“The driver did not stop to provide assistance to the injured and allegedly fled the scene after the accident,” the police said in a press release.

Through ground investigations and with the help of video footage from a witness and police cameras, traffic police officers were able to identify the driver and arrested him on Sunday.

In footage of the incident circulated on the Internet, A car was seen passing through a row of shops before hitting two people crossing the road.

The pedestrian was thrown into the air on impact and the vehicle was seen moving without stopping.

The police said that all motorists are urged to adhere to traffic rules to keep our roads safe for everyone.

“Leaving the scene of an accident without providing assistance is a crime. The Traffic Police will spare no effort to bring to justice motorists who commit serious traffic violations and endanger the safety of other road users.”

The man will be charged in court with various offences: driving without due care and causing grievous harm, driving without a valid licence, driving without insurance cover, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, failing to stop after an accident, and failing to render assistance to the man. The injured person as a result of an accident and moving the vehicle without permission from a police officer.

The offense of driving without due care causing grievous harm carries a fine of up to S$5,000, imprisonment of up to two years, or both.

For driving without a valid licence, a person may face a fine of up to S$10,000, imprisonment of up to three years, or both.

The offense of using a motor vehicle without insurance cover, taking a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, and transporting the vehicle without the permission of a police officer is punishable by a fine of up to S$1,000, imprisonment of up to three months, or both. For every crime.

If you fail to stop after an accident and provide assistance to those injured, a person may face a fine of up to S$1,000, imprisonment of up to three months, or both.

    (tags for translation) Singapore Police Force 

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