Updates on the case : http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_679377.html
Regardless of the conclusions one might draw from the case, the points against the unfortunate cyclist are pertinent to all of us cyclists in general, as a constant reminder of safety.
( Straits times I think, reported the following observations against the cyclist )
1) Failure to keep look out for pedestrians or other road obstructions ahead with resultant failure to warn/ take necessary evasive action.
2) Failure to keep bike in serviceable condition (front brakes were faulty.)
3) Failure to wear adequate protective gear (helmet not worn).
4) Failure to slow down and take extra precautions on approaching a road traffic intersection (get ready for changes in traffic signal/ other road hazards).
5) Riding at an excessive speed/ carelessly/ recklessly
Good health for all