Story By: Lee Bullen, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire/@Roads.sg
This is the moment a pedestrian about to be struck by a yellow taxi that has shot through a red light is saved when a car hits the taxi at speed from the side.
The incident took place on the Jalan Bukit Merah primary road in the island city-state of Singapore, and was filmed by a motorist’s dash cam and shared on Facebook where it has been viewed 140,000 times.
In the footage, a yellow taxi is clearly seen running the red light while a pedestrian crosses the road at the top of the screen.
Picture Credits: AsiaWire
As the cabbie speeds through the intersection and directly into the path of the unsuspecting pedestrian, a black car approaches from the left and crashes into the side of the taxi.
The impact sends the yellow cab spinning away from the pedestrian just in the nick of time.
Netizens praised the driver of the black vehicle as an “accidental hero” for saving the pedestrian’s life.
Meanwhile, the police said that they were called to the scene at around 8.20pm and confirmed that an investigation is currently underway.
A police spokesperson said that a 61-year-old woman was injured in the accident and was taken to the Singapore General Hospital while still “conscious”.