Two STOMPers have written in with some advice for the owner of a pet husky which died after a taxi driver hit it along Old Jurong Road last Saturday (Jun 30) before fleeing the scene.
In an appeal to eyewitnesses to come forward and help identify the taxi's license plate number, the owner's brother related how the husky -- named Ah Boy -- was knocked down by a taxi which 'accelerated suddenly after slowing down, and seemed to deliberately ram into Ah Boy', before speeding off.
According to the STOMPers, the owner of the pet husky can lodge a police report about the incident before seeking help from the taxi company to identify the cabby-in-question.
STOMPer Ziyi wrote:
"I've checked around with my colleagues and they confirmed that the driver can be nab easily through a few actions.
"Firstly, lodge a police report stating the date and time and the place of the incident.
"The reason for this is that the yellow cabs are in-built with GPS devices to track their location for phone booking thus it is traceable on which cab is in the region.
"Secondly, write in to the yellow cab company and demand an investigation, on top of the police report to facilitate the speed of the investigation."
STOMPer Md Shaheedu also chipped in with his thoughts and wrote:
"Please advice the owner of the Husky to lodge a report with the Police first and at the same time to Comfort and CityCab.
"First, it is already a crime to run from the scene of an accident. Second, since the 'yellow taxi' belongs to CityCab reportedly, it may be possible for the company to track every taxi plying the Old Jurong Rd route at the said time.
"As they mentioned on their website: 'Our taxi booking system, arguably one of the best in the world, wirelessly connects our taxis using the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) technology via the in-vehicle Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs).'
"So, I believe they are able to do a search of the said vehicle.
"Otherwise, I am sure there are signs of blood or dog fur still stuck to the taxi -- it is a matter of whether the taxi company is willing to go that extra mile."
Should you have any information regarding the accident, please contact STOMP at firstname.lastname@example.org