GrabFood delivery rider injures arm after hitting unmarked kerb; worries about the future of his job

Photos: Nur’syairah Reez’Qi‎ on Singapore Food Delivery PMD Riders Club’s Facebook page

On Tuesday morning, around 4:30am, a GrabFood delivery rider met with an accident on the way home. Muhammad Iskandar Shah, 29, was on his e-scooter after making his deliveries when he crashed into an unmarked kerb at a pedestrian crossing along Seletar Aerospace Heights. According to The Straits Times, the rider was found to have broken two bones in his right arm.

A netizen by the name of Nur’syairah Reez’Qi put up a post on Facebook, claiming it was her brother who hit the kerb in the wee hours of the morning. She also chastised the Land Transport Authority for building a kerb in the color of cement, without an indicator, which made it hard for people to see it in the dark of night.

Screengrab of Nur'syairah Reez'Qi‎'s post on Singapore Food Delivery PMD Riders Club's Facebook page
Screengrab of Nur’syairah Reez’Qi‎’s post on Singapore Food Delivery PMD Riders Club’s Facebook page

However, it is believed that the area is managed by JTC Corporation, and not the LTA. ST said the company has since cordoned off the accident scene and later explained in a joint statement with the National Parks Board that the site is where the Round Island Route works are occurring. JTC and NParks are investigating the incident, and both relayed their sympathies for the rider.

Iskandar told ST that he was traveling within speed limits, but the impact of the accident still threw him off the e-scooter headfirst, and he landed on his arm. After informing his cousin of what happened, he was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and given 36 days of medical leave. However, he said he was worried about his job and his ability to provide for his unemployed parents.

On the Grab side, a spokesman told ST that the company is helping him with his insurance claims.

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