Eye witness: PRC man who caused fatal accident at Budget Terminal tried to flee before police officers arrived
Posted by temasektimes on March 18, 2012
“I was parking my car before I heard a loud ‘bang’ with shattering of glasses. Next I saw the taxi in the driveway and the motionless body of the cleaner thrown a few feet away on the road with blood stains all over the place.”
According to ComfortDelGro spokesperson Tammy Tan, the taxi driver was driving the PRC man to the airport when they somehow got into an argument.
Upon reaching the destination, the PRC passenger refused to pay the taxi driver and started to attack him. He then got into the taxi and drove off hitting the cleaner at the driveway in front of the Budget Terminal moments later. The 34 year old cleaning supervisor Chandra Mogan from Malaysia was on duty that morning. His family is in Johor and he’s said to have four children, with the youngest about four months old.
“The China man is well-dressed in white shirt which was soaked in blood. There were some cuts on his face and forehead. He tried to leave the cab, but was stopped by a passer-by who called for the security.”
Two police officers arrived at the crime scene minutes later and were seen talking to the PRC man who appeared to be hysterical and heard wailing and ranting at them in Mandarin while gesticulating with both hands at the same time:
“What do you want? What do you want from me? I have a flight to catch….Let me go!”
The PRC man’s air ticket was reportedly confiscated and he was subsequently arrested. He is currently at Changi General Hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.
Watch Channel 5’s report below: