Hard for Ferrari driver to react at 178kmh: State coroner
Coroner finds Ferrari ran red light, hit taxi and caused fatal injuries
The Ferrari driver who went at 178kmh created a situation where it would have been extremely difficult for him to react to any road conditions, State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid said yesterday.
He said that based on the evidence, it was a fact that the injuries that a taxi driver and his passenger sustained were caused when the Ferrari crashed into the cabby's vehicle on May 12 this year.
It was also a fact that the Ferrari was travelling "against the red light" when it entered a junction and into the path of the taxi, which had right of way.
He was delivering his findings on the deaths of the China-born Ferrari owner Ma Chi, 31, Singaporean cabby Cheng Teck Hock, 52, and his passenger Shigemi Ito, 41, a Japanese national who was studying here.
INTERPLAY OF LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
I agree that the interplay of lights and shadows may have an effect on a driver of a sports car... but I am reluctant, without more, to consider anecdotal evidence as positive proof that Mr Ma had been affected by this.
State Coroner Imran Abdul Hamid, on the close proximity of traffic lights along that road