Police arrest 63-year-old Toyota Camry driver filmed knocking down motorcycle on AYE

The Toyota Camry braking before it is seen slamming into the motorcycle.
The Toyota Camry braking before it is seen slamming into the motorcycle. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - The Toyota Camry driver who was filmed knocking down a motorcycle on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) has been arrested.

Responding to queries from The Straits Times, a police spokesman confirmed on Monday (June 20) that the driver, a 63-year-old man, has been arrested for committing a rash act causing hurt.

The arrest was understood to have been made last Friday (June 17), following investigations by the Traffic Police into the June 15 incident.

A video of the incident, which was uploaded on Facebook last week, sparked outrage online. It showed the Camry changing lanes in a reckless manner before appearing to deliberately slam into a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, 29-year-old Muhammad Fazly, hurt his right leg, while his pillion rider - dental assistant Siti Farina, 27 - suffered injuries on her right arm.

Ms Siti told The Straits Times on Monday (June 20) that Mr Fazly, a dispatch driver, was given a week's medical leave as he has difficulty walking.

 

His motorcycle was also badly damaged in the incident.

"This kind of driver should not be allowed on the road - he appears to have an attitude problem," she said, adding that four eyewitnesses had come forward with their accounts of the incident. 

"We had not done anything to aggravate him and yet he started behaving aggressively towards us."

Ms Siti also said she came to know about past incidents involving the Camry's driver, whom she described as "scary".

Online footage posted on YouTube in 2014 and last year showed a Camry bearing the same licence plate number changing lanes on the expressway in a dangerous manner.