The taxi driver who was involved in a hit-and-run accident along Jalan Bukit Merah on Monday has been caught by Trans-Cab. This comes after a video of the incident showing how he knocked down a lady jogger while crossing a road with the green-man in her favor went viral.
“I was told that he was very apologetic but when the accident happened, he didn’t know that he’d hit someone,” said Ms Elise Tay, the jogger in the video. “It was only after he realised that his side mirror was flipped that he thought maybe he had hit something (or) someone and he drove back to see what (or) who he’d hit.”
But Ms Tay told The Straits Times that she doubted the driver’s sincerity and words.
“I rewatched the video so many times and the sound of impact… it’s really hard to miss,” she said. “I won’t be taking any legal action against him, that’s for sure. It’s not money I want from him, I just need him to be responsible for this.”
A Trans-Cab spokesman has confirmed that the driver has been identified, using its GPS tracker. She said earlier that the company “will not hesitate” to terminate his services, but noted on Wednesday that the matter is being investigated by the police.
“We will see the outcome of the investigations from Traffic Police before deciding on what to do next.”