Taxi driver sacked for reckless driving that was caught on camera

Taxi driver sacked for reckless driving that was caught on camera
PHOTO: Facebook

SINGAPORE - A CityCab taxi driver has been sacked after a video circulating on social media showed the driver speeding off after crashing into a stationary car in an open-air car park in Redhill.

ComfortDelGro's group communications officer Ms Tammy Tan said in a statement to AsiaOne: "For driving recklessly, we have terminated the hiring agreement of the cabby."

The transport operator runs the Comfort and CityCab fleets.

Facebook user Evon Lim posted the footage yesterday evening and shared it with the Singapore Taxi Drivers' Facebook group.

The video footage, which lasts about a minute, was taken off a dashboard camera of a car. It starts with one car exiting the car park.

The taxi driver is briefly seen getting into his vehicle before it suddenly reverses at a high speed and slams into a silver parked car. The impact is so hard that both the silver car and the back of the taxi lift off ground.

The cab continues to reverse into the silver car a bit more before speeding away from the car park.

Ms Tan added in the statement that "what was not captured on footage is the fact that he [the taxi driver] had stopped his taxi further down the road, went back to the scene of the incident and passed his particulars to a shopowner who knew the owner of the car."

"We are thankful that no one was injured in this incident and are assisting the owner of the parked vehicle with all repairs," said Ms Tan.

The incident is said to have taken place at about noon on March 26. The Facebook post has amassed over 14,500 shares and over 2,200 likes so far.

spanaech@sph.com.sg

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