Man dies after fall from e-scooter

22nd March 2016 | NEWS

Mr Sam Koh, 23, worked at PassionGadgets, a shop that sells e-scooters and unicycles, for more than two years and was popular among its customers.

But in a tragic incident, he died on Sunday (March 20) from serious head injuries after falling from his electric scooter on early Saturday morning (March 19). His younger brother, Mr Benson Koh, 22, a full-time national serviceman, told The New Paper that the accident happened when Mr Sam Koh was riding with two friends on a popular cycling route from East Coast Park to Marina Bay Sands.

The younger brother added: ”He just wore a cap, but didn’t wear a helmet. He’s an expert. He has been riding for a long time.” He did not know the speed his elder brother had been travelling at.

Mr Koh’s mother, housewife Oh Joo Poh, 51, told TNP that her son was an expert at everything related to electric scooters. He started off with a unicycle and was soon riding and repairing e-scooters as well. Mr Koh was planning to enrol into the Institute of Technical Education in April and also planning to apply for a flat with his long-time girlfriend.