A netizen has taken to social media to share that his friend’s stationary parked Range Rover has become a victim of a hit and run in a open air carpark at Jurong West Street 92.
The netizen also shares that his friend has made a Police report about the alleged hit and run whom he was informed by a kind passerby who happened to witness the incident and left a note on his friend’s car to inform him.
The driver or owner of a vehicle bearing the license plate number of YM4117G was alleged to be the one who hit the netizen’s Range Rover and ran away trying to escape compensating the netizen or own up for their actions.
Here is the post
“Posting for a friend.
Hi All, please share this out, thank you.
Hello to the Driver/Owner of YM 4117G, a Police report was made against you for hit and run my parked/stationery car in the HDB open space carpark at Jurong West St 92.
A kind human being saw you hit and run and inform us with a note.
Best is contact us and not cowardly run.”
Definition of Hit and Run
According to motorist.sg, under the Road Traffic Act (RTA) section 84:
If there is an accident, the driver of the vehicle who have caused the accident is required to stop the vehicle immediately.
If someone was hit and the driver fled the scene, it constitutes a hit and run.
This also applies to stationary, parked cars.
If the driver fled the scene in this scenario, it is also considered a hit and run.
The penalties for a hit and run incident under the Singapore legal system are a fine of up to S$3,000 or a jail term of up to 12 months for offenders who flout the rules for the first time.
Further matters pertaining to insurance claims will also be more complicated.
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