SCDF Trainee Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury After Motorcyclist Collision: Judgment Entered at 100% In Her Favour
On February 2019 at approximately 10am, Ms. Nuruljannah Razib [“Ms. Nuruljannah”] was a pillion rider on a motorcycle ridden by her SCDF colleague and was en route to a work-related event when their motorcycle had collided with another motorcycle along Bartley Road.
Both motorcyclists suffered injuries to their body and limbs, but Ms. Nurujannah who was the pillion rider suffered critical skull fractures in addition to injuries to her spine, hands and face. At present, she is unable to speak, is tube fed, and is undergoing therapy in her limbs to regain mobility. The vision in her left eye was also affected and her left index finger was amputated. Ms. Nuruljannah was a nursing diploma holder who was six (6) months away from completing her SCDF paramedic training when the accident took place. Since the accident, her parents have had to switch to part-time work to take turns to tend to their daughter.
In a hearing last month before Judicial Commissioner Kwek Mean Luck, consent judgment was entered at 100% against the two motorcyclists who had caused the accident, in favour of the Plaintiff, Ms. Nuruljannah. A separate hearing shall be convened to consider inter alia the quantum of pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and future medical treatment costs of Ms. Nuruljannah.
Ms. Nuruljannah is represented by Ms. Jamie Neo and Mr. Michael Han of Hoh Law Corporation.
Date: 24 May 2021