A driver who crashed into three people in Chinatown was stopped by passers-by when he attempted to flee the scene.
The man, who was driving a light blue BMW, did not stop to assist two pedestrians and a cyclist when he rammed into them along Smith Street, near Chinatown Food Street, at around 4.25pm on Tuesday.
According to Shin Min Daily News, the driver stopped to ask the first victim if he was all right, but did not leave his vehicle.
An eyewitness told the Chinese evening daily that he continued to drive away but knocked into another man a short distance away. The victim fell to the ground. The eyewitness said the impact was so hard that his glasses flew about 2-metres away.
The driver did not stop the car, continued driving and in less than 200 metres, knocked into a middle-aged man on a bicycle.
After crashing into three people, the driver attempted to flee the scene but was stopped by people who had witnessed the accidents.
"We immediately gave chase and managed to stop him near South Bridge Road," said a 20-year-old man known only as Mr Yang.
He told Shin Min Daily News that the driver did not want to get out of his car and when he did so, he attempted to run.
"We knocked on his window and told him to get out, but he refused. When he finally did so, he tried to run away but my boss and I managed to stop him."
Mr Yang said they questioned the driver, asking him if he knew he knocked into three people. The driver replied that he did not know and insisted on leaving as he was rushing for a meeting at 4.30pm.
Mr Yang also said there was no alcohol smell within the car but he saw a bag of coloured pills.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force said two of the victims were sent to Singapore General Hospital.
They were both conscious. One of the victims, a 30-year-old man, had injuries on his left leg, and the other victim, a 50-year-old man had shoulder pains.
Shin Min Daily News understands that the third victim was not sent to hospital. He had told medics and the police that he was fine and left the scene.
Police have confirmed the incidents and the driver is assisting them in investigations.