Before he knew it, the Singapore Institute of Management student Li Xue Song, 24, had his car surrounded by a dozen motorcyclists who bashed him up with their helmets. Despite this taking place on a busy road, only one motorist stopped his car to call the police.
The incident happened when Mr Li was driving along Victoria Street towards Chinatown on Friday night (Jun 15). The assault took place at the junction of Hill Street and Stamford Road, around midnight.
Mr Li and his friend, who was driving far behind, were headed in separate cars to meet a friend at Chinatown. At a junction in Arab street, one of the motorcyclists allegedly asked Mr Li, 'You have a problem?' To which, Mr Li replied he did not.
It was then the motorcyclists started forming a circle around his car as they were approaching Chijmes, claimed Mr Li, who had to slow down to 30 to 40kmh. At the site of the incident, one of the motorcyclists in front jammed his brakes, said Mr Li, who also reacted the same.
However, the motorcyclists travelling behind him failed to do so and rammed into the car. Mr Li got out to inspect the damage and was then hit by a female motorcyclist's shoe, followed by a battering by helmets which caused him to have a head injury that required three stitches.
Police arrested seven males and three females upon arrival, and Mr Li was taken to Singapore General Hospital for treatment. Mr Li said he felt safe enough to get out of his car as the road was still busy, he also insisted he did not provoke the motorcyclists.
Although Mr Li's blood was dripping from his head, he had hung onto one of the motorcyclists who was on his bike 'for dear life' to stop him from escaping. He wanted justice for what was done to him.
Wrote STOMPer Kane:
"Either this guy is super unlucky, with the bikers just looking for trouble, not liking his car or face; or he really did provoke them in a way unknown to him.
"They're also too much to assault him like this in the middle of a busy road. Sure to get caught one lah!
"Thankfully at least ONE motorist stopped to call the police, otherwise there would be no justice.
"Plus I think the student is very brave to grab the biker to stop him from escaping.
"Please teach these bikers a lesson! And teach them well!"