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Man who said Mercedes driver who caused fatal AYE accident had right to go against traffic apologises




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The man who made several insensitive comments about the fatal accident in AYE in which a TV personality was killed and several others were injured has apologised. Ivan Gan had commented in the aftermath of the accident: “I think Mercedes is safer. At least kill other driver, I am safe inside. Good killing machine. Just pay few K fine and free again.”

In another comment he said: “We Mercedes driver has right to drive in any direction we prefer. Other driver must give way to us Merc driver. “Other driver just go back suck thumb inside your piece of junk. Haha.”

In reaching out to this publication, Ivan said he sincerely apologised to all for the untimely comments he made. He added that he was not evil hearted but was suffering from depression and work related problems.

“I didn’t know what I was doing at the time of the moment,” he said.

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He further said that he had made a police report on himself for making those comments and that he will resign from his company to pay for this hurtful comments.

A man driving a Toyota Vios towards Tuas was killed on 19 Dec when a silver Mercedes-Benz which was allegedly travelling against the traffic flow came crashing into his. The driver of the Toyota had to be extricated by officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and was pronounced dead at scene by paramedics.

The accident happened early Monday morning and a 53-year-old man was charged in Court today for causing death by a rash act.

The silver Mercedes-Benz also caused a multi-vehicle collision involving four cars, a motorcycle and a bus. A video shared by Facebook user Patrick Tan showed the Mercedes being driven at high speed before the collisions happened.

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