Home News 67-year-old GrabCar driver violently assaulted with air freshener by driver with road...

67-year-old GrabCar driver violently assaulted with air freshener by driver with road rage




- Advertisement -

Facebook user Jeslyn Lee reported that her father, a 67-year-old GrabCar driver, was violently assaulted along Simon Road in Hougang on Wednesday, 14 Jun.

Jeslyn’s father was waiting by the side of the road for a free parking lot when he noticed two cars about to exit the carpark. The first car managed to drive off without incident but the driver of the second car – a tall Chinese man described to be in his forties driving a black Volvo S60 (SJT 2362T) – accused the GrabCar driver of deliberately blocking his way.

The agitated driver then approached the senior driver’s car and started shouting at him while banging his car window. When the elderly man wound down his window, the assailant punched his face six times.

In speaking to the Chinese daily, Jesyln’s father recounted that he was in a state of shock: “I could not react in time. It was so painful that I was in a daze.

- Advertisement -

“To defend myself, I took up a can of air freshener and sprayed at his face. However, before I could use it, the can was seized from me and he used to it club my head until I started bleeding.”

The incident was captured by CCTV cameras at the scene.



Posted by Shin Min Daily News 新明日报 on Friday, 16 June 2017

The victim suffered a 4cm-long laceration on his head besides other injuries from the attack. He is currently under observation at Tan Tock Seng Hospital where doctors have reportedly told him that they were worried he may have a blood clot in his brain due to the attack.

Photo Credit: Zaobao

Revealing that he has been experiencing headaches and nausea following surgery at the hospital, the victim added that his biggest worry is not being able to work for the next few days or weeks, especially since his wife has Parkinson’s disease and depends on him for her daily needs.

“I earn about S$1,000 every week but now that I’m hospitalised, I don’t know what I can do.”

The police are investigating the incident as a case of Wounding with Intent. The victim’s children have confirmed that they are considering legal action against the assailant.


Please follow and like us:
No tags for this post.
- Advertisement -

PAP’s Edward Chia: Wage increases without corresponding skills puts workers at a higher risk

Singapore—Edward Chia, one of the newly-minted MPs from the ruling People’s Action Party (), has been the target of criticism lately concerning the issue. At one point in the debate in Parliament on Oct 15 concerning the issue, Mr Chia...

After Goh Jin Hian’s resignation, New Silkroutes appoints Darrell Lim as acting chairman

Singapore -- In the latest development concerning the New Silkroutes Group, the healthcare provider announced on Tuesday night (Oct 20) that it had appointed Mr Darrell Lim Chee Lek as acting independent non-executive chairman of the board with effect from the...

DJ Jade Rasif warns mums after sugar baby ad appeared while she was watching a YouTube video with her niece

Singapore—Popular DJ and former actress Jade Rasif was shocked when an ad for a sugar baby site popped up while she was watching a video on YouTube with her young niece. Ms Rasif who is now the mother of a toddler, said...
Please follow and like us:
No tags for this post.

Like and follow us

Follow Me