ComfortDelgro sacks cabby for reckless driving after viral video shows him reversing into parked car

The yellow CityCab taxi reversing - with considerable force - into the parked car.
The yellow CityCab taxi reversing - with considerable force - into the parked car. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - Taxi operator ComfortDelgro has sacked a taxi driver after a video that showed him reversing into a parked car at a Redhill carpark was circulated online.

In a statement to The Straits Times on Tuesday (April 5), ComfortDelgro's group corporate communications officer Tammy Tan said: "For driving recklessly, we have terminated the hiring agreement of the cabby."

Ms Tan added that the incident had occurred at around noon on March 26.

The video, which shows a yellow CityCab taxi reversing at considerable speed into a stationary car, was first uploaded by Facebook user Evon Lim on Monday (April 4) evening.

It has since chalked up more than 13,000 shares, with local community groups Beh Chia Lor, Road.sg and Singapore Reckless Drivers also posting the video on their respective Facebook pages.

In the video, the impact of the crash was seen lifting the parked car partially off the ground, badly denting its left door in the process.

The taxi then drove off immediately.

The cabby's "hit-and run" actions based on the video were criticised by the majority of social media users, who blasted him for shirking responsibility.

But Ms Tan clarified that the cabby stopped his taxi further down the road before returning to the scene of the incident to pass his particulars to a shop owner who knew the car's owner.

"That was not captured in the footage," she said.

"We are thankful that no one was injured in this incident and are assisting the owner of the parked vehicle with all repairs."