The junction of Rochor Road and Victoria street, the site of a horrific accident involving a Ferrari, a taxi and a motorcycle on Saturday morning is one of Singapore's 'black spots', notorious for its high accident rate. Saturday's collision was the seventh to have occurred there within a period of two weeks.
Both the Ferrari driver, 31-year-old Chinese businessman Ma Chi, as well as the taxi passenger, a woman in her 20's died in the accident. They had been found trapped in their respective vehicles.
Mr Muhammad Najib Ghazali, the motorcyclist involved in the crash, is currently in hospital with spinal injuries.
The vehicles involved in the accident had collided at such high speed that the taxi's engine block was found on the ground some 30m away from the crash site.
STOMPer Watcher wrote:
"Over the years, I have heard of so many accidents at this troubled area at the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street.
"With such a high rate of collisions happening there, I can't help but wonder why nothing has been done to fix the problem.
"Something must be done to force drivers to slow down at that area, and also prevent them from making the turn there at high speed.
"As far as I understand, speeding is the major cause of crashes there, and many have died already.
"I hope the authorities will act on the matter soon. It is a shame that the area has claimed two more lives.
"To the family of the Chinese businessman as well as the parents of the passenger, my sincerest condolences.
"It is a shame for any mother to be grieving on Mother's Day."