The Chinese newspaper Wanbao reported today that television actress Lu Rui En allegedly hit a motorcycle with her black BMW. The motorbike rider said that she smelled of alcohol.
The accident happened yesterday (12 Apr) at about 4.10pm, in the car park in front of Block 332 in Clementi Avenue 2.
The motorbike rider, 52-year-old Bahrom Sarmiten told Wanbao that he realised that his motorcycle had been hit when he heard a loud noise as he was walking to the car park.
He said that he was worried that the driver will drive off without stopping and knocked on her car window a few times before she stopped. Bahrom further said that the actor tried to shield her face, before she found a pair of sunglasses and got-off the car.
The first thing the actor allegedly asked the rider was, “do you know who I am?”
The rider didn’t know who she was but said that “even if she’s a minister’s daughter, I don’t care.” A passer-by later told Bahrom that she was a famous TV actor.
Rui En offered the driver $2000 in cash to privately settle the matter, which the rider refused. He said that his bike was extensively damaged and the money offered would not cover it.
The actor allegedly told him, “I’m giving you $2,000 and it’s not enough? It’s cash, you know?”
Bahrom said that if she had been humble, sounded apologetic and offered more for the damages, he would have settled the matter privately.
The police took the actor away in a police car after giving her a breath test, said Wanbao. The police have confirmed that they are investigating a 35-year-old in the case.
RBKD – The Official Fan Club of Rui En has written in to this publication to explain the actor’s involvement in the unfortunate incident which occurred yesterday (12 April 2016).
The fan club explained that at around 4.10pm, “she was returning home and was driving into the car park located at her block. Due to some misjudgement, she accidentally knocked over a stationary motorcycle. No other driver and no one was hit or involved in the incident,” the fan club spokesperson said.
The fan club explained that the actor wanted to was not trying to drive away but wanted to park her vehicle to avoid any congestion from oncoming traffic before addressing the matter, but that she was stopped by the motorcyclist.
“The car park is where she parks her vehicle everyday over many years and she had no intentions of ignoring or even running away from her responsibility. Understandably, the owner of the motorcycle was upset and unfortunately, her intentions to position her vehicle in a safe area were mistaken,” RBKD explained.
RBKD further said that the motorcyclist was very angry and reported the incident to the police. RBKD apologised for any inconvenience caused.
The actor shared RBKD’s statement on her Facebook.