主妇被骑电动滑板车少年撞倒,病情牵动全岛

一位53岁的洪姓母亲,在路边被一名骑电动滑板车(e-scooter)的17岁青年撞翻,在送院过程中就陷入昏迷,至今没有醒来。让他的家人,丈夫和一子一女更不能接受的是虽然已经动了两次大手术,她的病情每况愈下,濒临生命垂危。他们甚至已经接受医生的劝告,做了她会离世的最坏打算。

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▲e-scooter(意示图)

悲剧发生在上个星期六(17日)的上午10点左右,家住新加坡东部的洪女士像往常一样,骑脚车去采买杂货。家人无论如何都想象不到,那是最后一次见到清醒状态下正常的她。因为他们后来被警察告知她在巴西立1通道附近(因为她的自行车是在那里被发现的),被一辆e-scooter撞倒了,而当时她并没有骑在车上。

至于被撞的确切地址,以及被撞过程,家属都不甚了了。警察只能证实,是因为鲁莽行动导致了严重的伤害,现正调查中。洪女士的22岁儿子,就抱着一线希望在网页上求助,希望能找到事件的目击证人。

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▲上图和左图:推断可能的出事地点;右图:受害者洪女士

在不少网友的大力转发求助推文下,就有一名女子提供了有用的信息:当时看到有五个年轻人在照料洪女士,相信e-scooter就是属于他们的。

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▲相信是受害者女儿的转发推文

可惜的是,虽然洪女士在被撞倒的时候还是有意识的,在救护车送她去附近的樟宜综合医院急救的时候,她陷入了昏迷。在接连做了两个大手术,第一个手术,是为取出她凝固在后脑的血块;紧接着,又做了次排除脑积水的手术后,不但情况没有改善,反而恶化了。

医生告诉他们,洪女士因为缺氧而多处脑中风,恐怕回天乏术。接下来,就得家属做出决定,是否要撤去她的生命支持器械。这真是个两难的抉择,无奈并且伤感。他们说:如果真到了那一步的话,我们不忍看着她更受罪,想让其平安地走。

让洪女士的家人不能释怀的是:虽然年轻人叫了救护车,而骑士也被捕了,但他们不能接受的是:并没有接到来自年轻人的任何问候,也不晓得怎么联络他们。

至于事故的索赔问题,照律师说来,要从涉及到个人通勤工具如e-scooter、e-skaters和hoverboards的事故中索取赔偿,可能非常困难。虽然有明文规定,这些工具并不被允许在人行道、马路和公园连道上使用,只可在私人产业里使用。

预计现行个人通勤工具使用条例,在年底会有所修改。至于洪女士的不幸遭遇,则广泛激发了网友的同情心,纷纷在网页上为她儿子打气。

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附:Wilson Leong的Facebook求助全文

Update on 20/9/16, 8.15am. Police investigations have started. My mum’s bicycle is found at Block 541.

As many have suggested, I think the police will be following down the line of checking CCTV, the ambulance phone call. We’ll leave the further investigations to the police.

It’s thanks to your little gesture of sharing on Facebook that reached out to witnesses and news agencies. I’ve shared all the information I’ve been provided by people who messaged me personally, to the police. It’s really amazing how information can flow so fast on Social Media. I’m deeply thankful.

I’ve provided a picture of my mum and a picture of the bus stop at Block 541. Hopefully, more witnesses and the people who helped my mum during the accident step forward to assist in police investigations.

-Wilson
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Update on 19/9/16, 3.50pm: According to a witness, the accident happened at Pasir Ris Blk 541 bus stop. The culprit is believed to be a young Chinese male that look no older than 21 years old.

On 17 September 2016 at about 10-11am, my mum got hit by a person riding an E Scooter/Bike at either Pasir Ris Block 541 or Pasir Ris Drive 6. This is the report provided by the ambulance. The details of what happened are not clear. My mum was most probably riding a red bicycle but we do not know where her bicycle is right now.

The culprit called an ambulance and sent my mum to CGH but disappeared without leaving his contact behind as stated by the doctor.

As of now, my mum has been through a 6-hour long operation on Saturday 17/9 to remove the blood clot at the back of the head. On Sunday 18/9, her condition turned for the worse as fluid started to build up in her head, resulting in a swell that presses onto the brain. This resulted is her brain’s blood pressure being dangerously low too. After considering the recommendations by the neurosurgeon, there was not much time to lose. She had to undergo another operation to drain the fluids by inserting an artificial tube into her brain cavity. She is still in ICU now. Her condition is stabilized for now, but there is no certainty as to what might happen next.

If you know anything about the accident or seen a random red mountain bicycle that is unlocked or damaged around the Pasir Ris neighbourhood, please contact me at 94898253 or Facebook message me.

Or, if you know of anybody who owns an E-Scooter/Bike that might be the culprit, please tell him/her to drop his/her cowardly act and be responsible for the situation and my mother. Not just for my mother but for everyone else who is sharing the same road as you as you ride your E-Scooter/Bike!

My family and I would appreciate any information no matter how small it is.

Lastly, please help me to share this post and spread the message. Thank you very much!!

*Picture is of Pasir Ris Drive 6. A possible location of the accident. My mother frequents here regularly*

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