STOMPer Chan says his brother was knocked down by the driver of this car, momentarily trapping his leg under its bumper. When his brother told the man he would call the police, the driver lied about parking his car elsewhere to not obstruct traffic and simply fled the scene.
The STOMPer wrote:
"My brother was rollerblading in the Jurong West area when he was about to cross a zebra crossing.
"He raised his hand to signal to one oncoming car (about 10 metres away) that he is going to cross the road.
"If you attended primary school, you would know that safety lessons teach us about raising hands before and during crossing the road.
"However this driver did not stop and knocked onto my brother, causing his right leg with the roller blade on to be stuck under his bumper.
"The driver came down and asked my brother if he was okay.
"My brother used force to pull out his leg, damaging his roller blade and the conversation was as below:
"Driver: Are you ok?
"My brother nodded and asked: Do you know this is a zebra crossing for pedestrians?
"Driver: No, not really.
"Bro: I raised my hand to signal I was going to cross.
"Driver: No, I thought you were going to stop.
"Bro: Are you going to be responsible?
"Bro: I am going to call the police now.
"Upon hearing this, the driver was stunned and immediately went back into his car. My brother then followed and stopped in front of his car to prevent him from running away.
"Despite my brother standing in front of his car, the driver accelerated, forcing my brother to move backward a few steps.
"My brother then stood firm to see if the driver will continue to move forward. The driver stopped and came down from his car a second time and told my brother that he wanted to park the car in another place in order to not block traffic.
"Instead of doing that, he drove away.
"A witness came down to help my brother who sustained a slight injury. Traffic police came sometime later to take down the report and my brother was asked to go for medical check-up and make a second police report at the police post.
"I put up this post not because we are not being compensatedfor my brother’s medical bill. I just want to let Singaporeans know that we have this type of people existing around us.
"There was no apologies given from the driver and he still threatened my brother by forcing his car towards him.
"Running away from mistakes. This driver needs to be punished. I hope everyone can spread this news so it can hopefully reach his ears to let him know what an irresponsible person he is.
"I wonder what he would have done if this was own son or himself in this situation.
"It’s a relief that my brother was wearing rollerblades, if not, his leg could have been injured badly.
"I really hope the traffic police can catch this person as soon as possible."