SINGAPORE: A woman has been arrested in relation to a hit-and-run accident in the United States that left a Singaporean student with serious injuries.Singaporean Renuka Ramanadhan, 20, was in a critical condition after being hit by a car on the University of Buffalo campus on Nov 1. She remains in stable condition at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo, said the university.University at Buffalo Police arrested on Friday (Nov 16) Hannah Christensen, 20, who has been charged with "leaving the scene of a serious injury accident without reporting".Both are students at the university.Police said Christensen was driving a 2005 Honda Civic and ran into Ms Renuka as she was crossing Hadley Road in front of Hadley Village apartments, where she lives, at about 10pm.A person who knew Christensen said she had said she struck something on campus, and identified Christensen to police, the university said. Police then obtained a warrant to seize Christensen's vehicle for … [Read more...] about Woman arrested in hit-and-run case that injured Singapore student at University of Buffalo
Car accident hit and run laws
By Gilbert Ngabo StarMetro Toronto Thu., June 21, 2018 A hit-and-run last month has left Toronto cyclist Mike Hoye frustrated with how police responded to the incident. The 43-year-old said he was biking his regular route near Queen and Carlaw Sts. on May 22 when an oncoming motorist entered his lane, knocked him and he ended up going over the car’s hood. “I was really lucky I didn’t go under the wheels,” he said. The incident was captured on his GoPro camera. On Tuesday, he posted the video along with an account of his interactions with the driver, who he says quickly left the scene, and police. The tweets were then posted on Reddit.com, where they drew hundreds of comments in a case that highlights cyclists’ complaints amid a wave of deaths on city streets. Article Continued Below In Hoye’s video, the car is seen making a sudden left turn from a far-right lane before hitting the cyclist. Hoye did not sustain any … [Read more...] about This Toronto cyclist caught his hit-and-run on video. It was the beginning of his frustrations
A car collided with a cyclist in Toa Payoh Lorong 6 when the driver of the vehicle was waiting to change the signal into a green. A Video captured the cyclist, who was crossing the road when the signal was not in his favour and crashed into the car, which was moving forward. Stomp stated that this accident took place near Kim Keat Palm Food Centre on Thursday, May 24 at around 7.47 am. As per the video, the black car which was waiting for the green traffic signal started to move ahead when it became the favourite of the motorists. In the video, it was clear that the cyclist made his move to cross the road when the signal was red for him and hit the car on the right. Even though no serious injuries or damages were reported, due to the impact the cyclist flung over the car. The cyclist in yellow shirt stood up soon after the collision but his shoulder was hurt, as he was clutching it due to pain. To prevent such accidents, Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a statement on May 1 that, … [Read more...] about Singapore: Cyclist collides with car after breaking signal and crossing road at Toa Payoh
SINGAPORE - Speedsters and reckless riders on bicycles, e-scooters or other personal mobility devices (PMDs) beware. Starting from Tuesday (May 1), stiff fines and even jail time await those who fail to rein in the speed or observe regulations set out in the Active Mobility Act that has just kicked in. In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it is exercising its powers with immediate effect to regulate the use of bicycles, PMDs and and power-assisted bicycles (PABs). The powers cover the use of such devices on footpaths, shared cycling paths and roads, as well as their sales, the LTA added. The new law spells out where the devices may be used and how fast they can go. For example, PABs are not allowed on footpaths while e-scooters cannot go on public roads. The speed limits are 15kmh on footpaths and 25kmh on park connectors and shared paths. First-time offenders who flout the usage rules and speed limits may be fined up to $1,000 or jailed up to … [Read more...] about Reckless riders face stiff fines and jail as new law on personal mobility devices kicks in
With Thailand unofficially acknowledged as having the highest fatality rate in road accidents worldwide, road safety advocates and police are backing a proposal that would see as many as 80 per cent of cars equipped with dashboard cameras and carrying “Photo in Car” stickers to discourage violations. Don’t Drive Drunk Foundation secretary-general Dr Taejing Siripanich said Thailand last month ranked highest in per capita road fatalities on the World Atlas website. The previous top-ranked country, Libya, was not even in the top 30 because many deaths blamed on accidents had been re-evaluated to reflect violent deaths in that country’s civil war. As a result, Thailand, previously ranked second, unofficially took the top spot with an estimated road accident death rate of 36.2 per 100,000, but the World Health Organisation has not yet announced formal statistics, he said. After Thailand on the list are Malawi (35), Liberia (33.7), the Democratic Republic of the … [Read more...] about Thailand ranks #1 for road deaths on World Atlas website. Dash-cams proposed as solution.