Jurong MP Desmond Lee falls, fractures arm at bike event

SINGAPORE - Desmond Lee, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Jurong GRC Group Representation Constituency (GRC), has fractured his left arm after falling off a bicycle during the Bond & Bike overnight cycling event held on July 14 and 15.

In a Shin Min Daily report published on July 17, Mr Lee was said to have been taking part in the awareness event organised by the People's Association Youth Movement and the Singapore Association for the Deaf.

According to the paper, MP Desmond Lee had already begun cycling from East Coast Park and was in the vicinity of Kallang when the incident occurred.

He told the paper that he had stopped to check his phone and was trailing about 20 metres behind the group of 150 cyclists.

Mr Lee fell when he was making a turn and could not lift his bicycle when he got back up on his feet. The roller chain on his bicycle also broke in the fall.

As he could no longer continue cycling, he decided to take a taxi back to East Coast, where his car was parked.

There, he called his wife for help.

Despite his wounds, Mr Lee did not think his injuries were serious, he told the Chinese daily.

It was only when the pain did not subside the next morning that he realised something was amiss.

A doctor told him that his left arm had been fractured, Shin Min reported.

The MP also suffered from injuries and abrasions to his knee and arm.

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