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Teenager arrested after hitting 8-year-old girl while riding bicycle along Bukit Batok

Teenager arrested after hitting 8-year-old girl while riding bicycle along Bukit Batok

A person in handcuffs. (File photo: Reuters)

SINGAPORE: An 18-year-old has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a case of negligent act causing grievous hurt after an eight-year-old girl was hit by a bicycle along Bukit Batok Street 52.

In a media release on Saturday (Jan 16), the police said they received a report at about 2.20pm on Friday that the girl was hit by a teenager who was riding a bicycle on a footpath in the opposite direction. 

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it received a call for assistance near 31 Bukit Batok Street 52 at about 2.30pm, adding that one person was taken to National University Hospital.

Investigations are ongoing, said the police.

The offence of negligent act causing grievous hurt carries a jail term of up to two years, a fine of up to S$5,000, or both.

Source: CNA/ic(gs)

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