S'porean in US hit by car evading police
A SINGAPOREAN who moved to New York City recently to train as a pastry chef is fighting for his life after being mowed down by a car driven by a mugger who was fleeing police.
American news agency New York Daily News reported yesterday that Mr Al-Matin Mohamed, 24, had been riding his bicycle at about 6.30am last Saturday when he was hit by a speeding car travelling in the wrong direction.
Mr Al-Matin, who was riding along East 29th Street, was flung across the street and onto a pavement, said the online report.
The motorist drove on before crashing into a building nearby. There, he hopped out and ran away. No arrests have been made, added the report.
Mr Al-Matin was taken to Bellevue Hospital a few streets away, where he is being treated for head trauma, two broken legs, a fractured pelvis and an injured arm.
He is believed to have been doing a one-month stint in New York with pastry chefs at Le Bernardin, a three-star Michelin restaurant. He is said to have recently done a similar stint at famous culinary school Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia.