The East Coast of Singapore witnessed a dramatic incident on November 16, 2023, when a Bentley driver and a lorry driver found themselves in a heated confrontation after a collision near a private residential estate.
The clash, which occurred at the intersection of East Coast Drive and East Coast Terrace at around 4:30 pm, left both vehicles damaged, according to Shin Min Daily News.
The aftermath of the collision depicted a damaged Bentley on the right-hand side and a lorry with front left-side damage. Although the vehicles were promptly removed from the road, remnants of the Bentley lay scattered on the nearby grass patch.
According to a resident living nearby who spoke to SMDN, the Bentley driver was apparently a foreigner who was with his Chinese wife at the time, and the lorry driver was purportedly a migrant worker from India.
The lorry driver told SMDN that he was driving across the intersection at the time when he collided with the Bentley, and the latter allegedly acted violently towards him and pushed him.
He said that he has since reported the incident to the police at the behest of his company, as well as seeing a doctor and getting a three-day sick leave.
Another resident told the Chinese Daily that the Bentley driver was very angry and emotional after the collision and took his frustrations out on the lorry driver, asking him “what if my child was inside my car?” as well as pushing and swearing at him.
Fearing the situation would escalate, the resident then stepped in between them.
The lorry driver’s company also weighed in and said that they have contacted the insurance company of the Bentley driver, and they also highlighted how their employees shouldn’t be treated in such a way.
Confirming the incident, the Singapore Police Force stated that a police report was lodged, and investigations are underway. This official response adds a layer of authority to the ongoing proceedings, indicating the seriousness of the situation.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force reported that two individuals were assessed for minor injuries at the accident scene. However, both declined hospital conveyance.