Uber driver allegedly reverses car into MRT engineer and punches his face


An Uber driver has been accused of reversing his car into an MRT engineer and punching the engineer in his face, when confronted.

The 26-year-old MRT engineer, Li Zijian who hails from China, had booked an Uber ride so he could travel to Redhill to buy some badminton equipment with his friends.

When his Uber driver arrived at the scene, Li recounts that the driver missed his friends and him who were waiting by the roadside and turned into another lane instead. Li chased the car and waved at the driver.

Suddenly, the Uber driver allegedly reversed and rammed into Li. The  He said that to his horror, the car reversed and hit him. Not only that, the Uber driver alighted his vehicle and suddenly punched the engineer’s face.

The driver then seems to have pointed to a dent on his car and accused Li of kicking his car and causing the dent.

Li denied this and called the police.

According to the Uber driver, he heard a knocking sound hitting the back of his car and alighted to check for any damage. He claims that he hit Li because he believed he caused the dent. He also denied reversing his vehicle into Li.

Police officers have confirmed that a report has been lodged. The police have advised both parties to resolve the issue by initiating civil proceedings.



  1. Unfortunately, there are quite a handful of black sheep in the PHV industry, reckless, self centred and never follow traffic rules, they are the one that should never be on the road.

  2. Uber’s dispatchers or GPS is broken – I’ve called for Uber using my home address and some drivers have been directed to a different address (different number and road name) near us. This may have happened.

  3. There are quite a handful of black sheep in the PHV industry in need for anger management ….
    While driving can be rather stressful as to think drivers need to tackle everyday problem like jaywalkers , sudden dash outs , middle pointing cabbies and other drivers , bus drivers etc….
    Handling some riders can be mighty challenging too ….
    His actions only reflects the cultivation and mental aspects of one self …. which is rather mind blowing

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