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Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

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Cyclist who has epilepsy from accident awarded $261,000 by court

The New Paper | Chai Hung Yin | Sunday, Sep 14, 2014

He now suffers from epilepsy and seizures after being knocked unconscious in a traffic accident back in 2011.

Once, he collapsed at a pedestrian crossing and an ambulance was called.

He also needed reconstructive surgery to repair his fractured skull, among other injuries.

Mr San Lin, 37, had taken the car driver to court and both parties agreed in February to settle the case.

The defendant agreed to bear 80 per cent of all damages payable and Mr San Lin the rest.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered a net payout of $261,000 to Mr San Lin, who was represented by lawyer N. Srinivasan.

The Myanmar national, who used to work here as a marine trades worker, had gone grocery shopping on July 19, 2011, at Boon Lay Place shopping centre with a colleague and was on his way back to his dormitory.

At about 10.20pm, he was cycling across a pedestrian crossing at the junction of Jurong West Avenue 2 and Jurong West Street 23 when the car driven by Mr Shaun Lim U-Kwang hit him.

Mr San Lin was taken unconscious to the National University Hospital, where he was hospitalised for 45 days.

He suffered from multiple fractures on his skull, face and ribs, bleeding in his head, bruises on his lungs and a fractured foot.

In his affidavit, he said he had waited for the traffic light to turn green before cycling across the pedestrian crossing.

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