A Singaporean air steward was killed in a traffic accident while crossing a street in Taiwan by a drunk driver, 52-year-old Mr Hsiang.
He was confronted by reporters while being transferred to the prosecutor’s office and asked if he had anything to say and why he drove after drinking.
Hsiang could only muster up an apology, saying “I’m sorry.”
A Singapore flight attendant in his 30s to 40s, was killed after being in a car accident while he was in Taipei on 1 November, at about 9 pm, according to The Straits Times.
He was crossing the road in the Da’an District in Taipei when a Porsche crashed into him, and the impact was so significant that Porsche’s front bumper was dented badly.
The flight attendant was rushed to the hospital and later declared dead despite the doctors’ best efforts to resuscitate him.
According to Taiwan News, the Porsche driver, a 52-year-old man identified as Hsiang, had reportedly admitted to drinking a “few glasses of red wine” with his friends earlier that night.
ETToday reported that the driver has a history of drink driving offences.
His breathalyser test showed that his blood alcohol level was 0.58mg/l, exceeding the local legal limit by 0.15mg.
Hsiang had believed that he was sober to drive, and blamed the accident on the “dark and rainy” conditions, adding that the victim had dashed across the road suddenly.
According to Yahoo News, United Airlines is liaising with the local authorities to fly the deceased’s remains back to Singapore.
The authorities in Taipei are currently investigating the incident.
Images source: TVBS Taiwan and Taipei City Police Department