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Reformative training for delivery rider who crashed PMD into woman at ‘substantial speed’ below housing block

SINGAPORE — While delivering a food order on his personal mobility device (PMD) in Ang Mo Kio, 20-year-old Muhammad Izz Zainudyn failed to see 60-year-old Oh Lai Imm and crashed into her, leaving her with three fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, among other injuries.

Muhammad Izz Zainudyn failed to see Oh Lai Imm and crashed into her as she was walking towards the lift at Block 644 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (pictured).

Muhammad Izz Zainudyn failed to see Oh Lai Imm and crashed into her as she was walking towards the lift at Block 644 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (pictured).

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SINGAPORE — While delivering a food order on his personal mobility device (PMD) in Ang Mo Kio, 20-year-old Muhammad Izz Zainudyn failed to see 60-year-old Oh Lai Imm and crashed into her, leaving her with three fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, among other injuries.

Due to her injuries, Ms Oh was hospitalised for 18 days.

For causing hurt through a rash act, Izz was sentenced to at least a year of detention in a reformative training centre on Thursday (Nov 24). He had pleaded guilty in October.

Reformative training is a regimented rehabilitation programme for offenders under 21 who commit relatively serious crimes.

Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Regina Lim earlier told the court that on July 26 this year, Izz had picked up a food delivery order from a coffee shop at Block 631 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, before heading towards the delivery location.

Court documents did not say where the delivery location was and which delivery platform Izz was working for at the time.

At about 10pm, Ms Oh was walking towards the lift at Block 644 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 when Izz rode through the lift lobby “at a substantial speed”.

That was when the two collided, resulting in Ms Oh falling to the floor and Izz falling off his PMD. DPP Lim told the court that Izz did not brake and he did not try to avoid Ms Oh.

Izz then got back onto his PMD and rode off, leaving Ms Oh on the ground. Ms Oh's shouts for help attracted a passer-by, who saw Izz and told him to stop, but Izz continued riding away.

The incident left Ms Oh with multiple injuries, including three fractured ribs, a collapsed lung, bruises and abrasions. She also had a spinal compression fracture.

After spending 18 days in hospital, Ms Oh was later referred to other clinics as an outpatient.

For a rash act endangering personal safety, Izz could have been jailed up to a year or fined up to S$5,000, or both.

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