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PMA rider, 73, taken to hospital after accident with taxi

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An elderly personal mobility aid (PMA) rider was taken to hospital after his device collided with a taxi in Choa Chu Kang on Saturday.

Police said they were alerted to the accident, which occurred at the junction of Choa Chu Kang Way and Choa Chu Kang Avenue 1, at 3.53pm.

A video of the aftermath of the accident, posted by a Facebook user, shows a man lying on the road being tended to by paramedics.

Several people, including some food delivery riders wearing GrabFood shirts, are gathered at the scene.

The PMA appears to be stuck to the front of a blue taxi.

In the video, witnesses can also be seen asking a man, believed to be the taxi driver, how fast he was driving.

PMAs are devices designed to improve the mobility of handicapped and elderly users.


Facebook user Norr Amira posted a comment in reply to the video, saying the PMA rider was her grandfather.

She said he was using the road crossing when the green man signal was lit but was hit by an oncoming taxi.

His glasses and hat were thrown off due to the impact of the accident, she added.

The 73-year-old man was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital.