Local actor Christopher Lee spotted leaving note for owner of car he bumped into

The note left by Christopher Lee on the sports car's windshield.
The note left by Christopher Lee on the sports car's windshield. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Christopher Lee has been praised for leaving a note for the owner of a car he reversed into by accident.
Christopher Lee has been praised for leaving a note for the owner of a car he reversed into by accident. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - Local star Christopher Lee was spotted taking responsibility after he hit a car while reversing from a parking space on Tuesday (Dec 8).

A passer-by, Ms Liang, who saw the incident, told Lianhe Wanbao that Lee, 44, was leaving the Sembawang Hill Food Centre carpark after a meal at around 11am when he bumped into a white sports car parked near him.

Ms Liang, 36, said a flustered-looking Lee immediately got down from his black multi-purpose vehicle and tried to look for the sports car's owner.

Lee's wife, actress Fann Wong, and one-year-old son Zed were also seen in his vehicle.

After 15 minutes of searching in vain - he also approached a few stall owners at the hawker centre to check if they knew the car's owner - Lee wrote his contact details on a piece of paper, which he left on the car's windshield before leaving.


The white sports car that Christopher Lee bumped into while reversing. PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

Lee later told Lianhe Wanbao that the owner of the car called him soon after.

Although there were only minor scratches on the sports car, Lee insisted on paying for the repairs and said the owner was not angry.

Ms Liang said Lee's responsible actions had left a good impression on her.

Netizen Ching Ching, commenting on Lianhe Wanbao's Facebook post, wrote in Chinese: "I believe even if he (Lee) was not a public figure, he would do the exact same thing. It's not like he can't afford to pay for the damages."

Lee was jailed four weeks, fined $4,500 and banned from driving for three years for a hit-and-run accident in 2006.

He had been drink driving and knocked down a motorcyclist and his pillion rider.