Loyang hit-and-run: How cyclists stopped driver from fleeing
After peddling as hard as he could to catch up with a driver who had hit two people on a motorcycle and allegedly fled, cyclist Kelvin Chia placed himself in front of the vehicle so he couldn't simply drive off. The man's keys were also taken away until he was arrested by police.
Prior to that incident, a STOMPer had noticed a group of cyclists rendering assistance to the duo who were knocked off the two-wheeler.
While helping out at the scene, Mr Chia and another cyclist, Andy Ang, -- who are members of the Punggol/Sengkang Relatively Relaxed Riders group -- rode off to pursue the driver after they heard that he was still nearby.
They caught up with him at a traffic junction eventually but he was about to move off as the light had turned green, reported The New Paper. They had recognized his car by the damage to his front bumper.
In an interview with the newspaper, Chia, 31, recounted: "His (the driver's) hand was already on his gear stick, so I swerved in front of his car to prevent him from driving off.
"My legs were shaking after that".
Mr Ang then opened the car's door to turn off the engine and take away the keys to prevent the driver, whom he claimed was "smelling of alcohol and unable to answer any question", from getting away.
The driver, believed to be in his 50s, was subsequently arrested by the police.