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Rochor Rd Ferrari crash a 'collision' says AXA, refuses payment

Published on Sep 5, 2012 6:00 AM
 
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers had to prise open the doors of the Ferrari and the taxi. The insurers of dead Ferrari driver Ma Chi have filed their defence and counterclaims, in response to the lawsuit initiated against them by Mr Ma's family members. -- LIANHE WANBAO PHOTO: GOH KENG SOON

The insurers of dead Ferrari driver Ma Chi have filed their defence and counterclaims, in response to the lawsuit initiated against them by Mr Ma's family members.

Last month, The Straits Times reported that Mr Ma's wife and mother were taking AXA Insurance Singapore to court. This was after AXA informed the Ma family in July that it had decided to repudiate its liability.

In court papers filed on Monday, AXA stated that the May 12 crash was a "collision" and not an accident: "Ma Chi was doing an act which he knew or ought to have known was courting imminent danger to himself and others."

In the crash, Mr Ma had allegedly run a red light in Rochor Road. His car rammed a taxi, which then hit a motorcycle. The accident left three people, including Mr Ma, dead and two others injured.

 
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