Clearer video of Bugis accident: Speeding Ferrari rammed into Sonata taxi like a bullet!
Posted by temasektimes on May 15, 2012
This video was taken by a dashboard camera in another Comfort taxi which was on the left of the taxi driven by Mr Cheng Teck Hock who was involved in the fatal Bugis accident on Saturday morning.
It began with a mundane conversation inside the taxi between the driver and his passengers before stopping at the junction besides Mr Cheng’s taxi.
As the traffic light turned green, Mr Cheng’s taxi was seen driving across the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street when a red Ferrari driven by a PRC man Ma Chi (马驰) appeared out of nowhere and rammed into its side like a bullet.
A loud ‘bang’ was heard instantaneously and fragments of both vehicles were scattered all around the place:
Judging from the speed of the Ferrari, it must be speeding at more than 140km/hour and there is no way Mr Cheng could have avoided the accident.
The cabby who took the video clip was just seconds away from being knocked into and could be heard muttering “Wah, wah, wah lucky man” seconds after the collision which happened at exactly 4:09am as shown in the recording.
Ma Chi was pronounced dead on the spot while the Japanese passenger in Mr Cheng’s cab Shigemi Ito died hours later in hospital.
Mr Cheng eventually succumbed to his injuries on Sunday evening, leaving behind his wife and three children aged between 16 and 21 years old. His eldest daughter just graduated from a local polytechnic and have to put her plans to pursue her studies in university on hold as a result of the family tragedy.
Comfort Delgro has started a donation drive for Mr Cheng’s family.
Members of the public can make cheques payable to “LIM CHOO ENG” and mail them to:
THE CHENG FAMILY
c/o Comfort Transportation Pte Ltd
383 Sin Ming Drive
Attn: Customer Service Centre
Donors should indicate their names on the back of their cheques.