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Shin Min wrongly pointed finger at old man for causing accident




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In an accident involving three vehicles which happened at 5.40 a.m. on 5 January 2016, Chinese newspaper Shin Min squarely pointed its finger at car driver for causing it.


Posted by Shin Min Daily News on Monday, January 4, 2016

The Chinese afternoon paper had claimed that the car driver, Wong For Choon, lost control of the vehicle and that the lorry had to swerve to avoid hitting it.
The driver of the Mercedes Benz, aged 63, was pronounced dead on the scene.
New video footage which has since emerged suggests that the traffic lights were in Mr Wong’s favour. The lorry turned without regard to Mr Wong’s right of way and crashed head-on with the car.

[M18] Footage Taken From Trailer, Jurong Town Hall Traffic Acc…

[M18] Footage taken from the trailer that was also involved in the accident at Jurong Town Hall Road on the 5th January 2016. Credit to JL WongSingapore Reckless Drivers Community SRD Community Video Librarysgreckless.com/video

Posted by Singapore Reckless Drivers on Thursday, 7 January 2016

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The elderly man’s car caught fire due to the impact, while the lorry came to a stop against a trailer. The video shows the lorry driver dangling outside the broken windscreen.
The fire was put out by another motorist, while a motorcyclist and his pillion rider tried unsuccessfully to free the trapped Benz driver. Mr Wong’s leg was trapped in the wreckage and he was still alive at this time.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force men who arrived about 15 minutes after the accident used hydraulic tools to extricate Mr Wong. He was unfortunately pronounced dead at that time.
The lorry driver, reportedly a 27-year-old Indian national, was sent to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital for treatment.Follow us on Social Media

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