He was 'spoilt', a 'rich brat' and a 'disgrace to China', Chinese netizens said on social media, about Ferrari driver Ma Chi, 31, who was involved in a three-vehicle crash at Rochor Road on Saturday that killed three and left two injured.
Video footage shows his red Ferrari ran a red light at the road junction and hit a taxi, which then hit a motorcycle. The accident happened around 4.08am on May 12. The accident also severely injured the taxi driver and his passenger, who both died in hospital.
The dead man is said to be widely condemned online by Chinese netizens as a lawless member of the 'fu er dai', or rich second generation, which is a derogatory term used to describe those with inherited wealth but do little to earn their keep and flaunt their wealth with impurity.
Below are some comments from Chinese netizens:
"Such young tycoons have done so much damage, and they are still so full of themselves when overseas. It is a real disgrace to us Chinese."
"China's tycoons, the world's nuisance."
"Singapore is a country which is really ruled by law. It is not like ours, which is ruled by men."
"Singaporeans have been displeased with Chinese immigrants snatching their rice bowls, raising prices of products... this car crash made the situation even more intolerable for the locals, and anti-Chinese emotions are escalating."
STOMPer DeeDee said:
"I'm glad that China's netizens also do not condone what the Ferrari driver has done.
"Frankly I was quite frustrated how Singapore media are siding with him when it's obvious from the video that he literally blazed past the red light.
"Nonetheless, hope all fatalities from the crash can rest in peace, and let this be a lesson that we remember and learn from."
The three-vehicle collision happened in the wee hours of Saturday morning, when a Ferrari, seen in video footage running a red light, hit a taxi which then hit a motorcycle.
Ferrari driver Ma Chi, 31, a private investor from Sichuan, was pronounced dead at the scene. The taxi passenger, Ms Shigemi Ito, died in hospital shortly after. Cabby Cheng Teck Hock, 52, died on Sunday around 7pm at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Motorcyclist Mr Muhammad Najib Ghazali, 26, was admitted to hospital with a spinal injury while the mystery female Ferrari passenger in her 20s was admitted to the hospital with a head injury.
Video footage shows the Ferrari driver had sped through the red light. It also shows that at least eight lucky people around the crash site escaped by just seconds. An eyewitness also said a man also stole $300 from the taxi passenger who was alive at that time.
The accident area, a notorious 'black spot', has seen seven accidents in the past two weeks.
Police investigations are ongoing, and they request that eye-witnesses to the accident call its hotline at 1800-5471818.