A PHV driver shared how a PRC woman suddenly emerged and stepped in front of his car with her back facing him, resulting in herself being hit by the car.
He thought he was going to be penalised but was surprised when he got a letter from the traffic police saying that action has been taken against the pedestrian for failing to follow traffic rules.
Here is what he said (SIC)
Jus like to share my Accident experience fr all our Bros & Sistas .
On 5th May whilst driving to pickup a pax , I was driving along Guillemard turning into Pine Lane, suddenly I saw a shadow, immediately swerve to my right, heard a Bang sound thus realising I hit someone .
Honestly I inculcate Defensive Driving all my life but of course I aint an Angel. sometimes I spit out expletives to fellow motorist …
I came out and saw a PRC Lady lying on d road spitted blood ..Probably my Left mirror hit her and she fell .I was shocked and stunned , saying a prayers hoping she is alright & nothing serious ..
Cancx my Trip and a Van Driver called fr Ambulance .I told him to try to speak to her in Mandarin …
In my heart I am dead certain that I wasnt reckless or whatever but simply blank why d Hell I hit her .I prayed fr her Safety ….
Hearing similar cases frm frens the outcome wont be pleasant so I decided to renew my Security Licence just in case I got into trouble ..
Came back frm Melbourne got a Letter frm Traffic Police .
I was flabbergasted .
Lumens told me they will return d CDW $535 .
If I need Recourse , I need to engage my own Lawyer to claim frm her fr d Damaged Mirror , Loss of Income and etc ..But , I dont think I am going that route .