Monday, May 14, 2012

Ferrari crash in Singapore kills two...

Holy crap, that's bad...

Source : Asia One

Saturday, May 12, 2012
SINGAPORE - An accident involving a Ferrari, a taxi and a motorcycle has left two dead and three others injured.

The crash occurred in the wee hours of Saturday at the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street.

Witnesses say that the Ferrari crashed into a taxi when it ran a red light, causing the taxi to hit a passing motorcycle.

The impact was so hard that the taxi's engine was found 30m away from the vehicle, reported Shin Min Daily News.

The accident location is said to be a black spot with six accidents occurring over the past 12 days.

Police and SCDF received calls about the accident at about 4.15am.

Drivers of both vehicle were trapped and had to be extricated by SCDF personnel.

The Ferrari driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics. Shin Min Daily News reported that the driver was 31-year-old Chinese businessman Ma Chi.

The female passenger in the Ferrari, in her 20s, and the cabby, in his 40s, sustained head injuries.

The motorcyclist, in his 20s, sustained spinal injuries.

All three of them were sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The taxi's passenger, also a woman in her 20s, died after she was found unconscious and sent to Singapore General Hospital, reported The Straits Times.

The police are investigating the accident and are appealing for eye-witnesses to call its hotline at Police 1800-5471818.

Mr Ma's family members were spotted at the mortuary on Saturday morning.

His mother needed relatives to support her into the morgue and was extremely distressed. She was seen falling down to the ground crying before she entered, reported Shin Min Daily News.

She kept calling out her son's name as well.

(Photos: Shin Min, ST)

Source : Yahoo News Singapore

UPDATED (13 May, 946pm, adding detail on condition of taxi driver)

The human cost of the horrific accident involving a Ferrari in the early morning hours of Saturday morning at the junction off Raffles Hospital in Bugis keeps mounting.

It's now been revealed that the taxi driver involved in the three-vehicle crash, who is currently being hospitalised in Tan Tock Seng hospital, has been declared brain dead by doctors.

Chinese daily Shin Min Daily News reported that Tai De Fu, 52 -- married and a father of three -- was in critical condition and doctors have told his family to prepare for the worst.

Tai is currently on life support and cannot be operated on further because of a severe brain haemorrhage and doctors predict the chance of reviving him is slim.

The fatal accident on Saturday has already claimed two lives -- the driver of the Ferrari himself and the passenger in the taxi, revealed to be a Japanese tourist in her 20s.

Another two people -- a motor-cycle rider in his 20s and a 20-something female passenger in the Ferrari were also injured.
A spokesperson from the Singapore Civil Defence Force said they received a call at 4:17am notifying them of the accident, which involved a red Ferrari, a motorbike and a taxi.
The Ferrari driver has been identified as 31-year-old Chinese businessman Ma Chi, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Sunday Times reported that Ma is a financial investor from Sichuan, China and relocated to Singapore and with this wife and child four years ago.

According to a family friend, the paper reported he was said to be applying for permanent residency here. He and his family live in a penthouse in the East Coast and his wife is expecting a second child.

According to Shin Min Daily News, witnesses say that the Ferrari crashed into a taxi when it ran a red light, causing the taxi to hit a passing motorcycle.

Ma's family members were reported to have been spotted at the mortuary on the same morning. His mother was said to be extremely distraught.

In the last 12 days, six accidents had occurred at the same spot, reported the Shin Min Daily News.

Here's a news clip of the accident...

Here's a .gif image of shots from a witness. It clearly shows the taxi had a green light at the time of the collision.

My deepest condolences to those who lost their lives and were involved in this tragedy...


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