Sri Lankan ‘FT’ engineer driver rammed into family on pavement killing 64 year old granny
Posted by temasektimes on June 22, 2012
This time, a 32 year old Sri Lankan engineer was responsible for the accident after his car mounted a curb and rammed into a family of four, killing one and injuring three others.
The fatal accident occurred at Woodlands Drive 14 at about 5.45pm.
64-year-old Wei Han Xiao, her daugher-in-law and two grandsons were reportedly on their way to a nearby coffeeshop for their dinner when the car which had P-plates suddenly mounted the pavement and knocked them down. Mdm Wei was flung several meters away and died in hospital at 8pm.
The Sri Lankan driver got out of the car and tried to escape, but was stopped by passer-bys. He told the media he had swerved the car in order to avoid a boy who had ran onto the road and also denied any attempt at escaping the scene.
Despite the recent high-profile cases of fatal accidents caused by foreigners, the Singapore Traffic Police continues to defend foreign drivers, saying that only ‘1 percent’ of accidents were caused by them last year while laying the blame on Singaporeans.