The Trans-Cab driver involved in a hit-and-run accident with a jogger on Monday night (Jul 6) has been identified using the company’s GPS tracker, the taxi operator said on Thursday.
The jogger, Ms Elise Tay, suffered bruised ribs and a mild concussion in the accident, which happened while she was jogging along Jalan Bukit Merah. She later posted a video of the accident on Facebook, which has since been shared more than 5,800 times.
The company said it tracked down the driver on Tuesday at about 8.30pm, but did not reveal his identity. It added that the driver has lodged a police report and the company is awaiting the outcome of the police investigation.
Trans-Cab also told Channel NewsAsia that it "will not hesitate" to terminate the services of the driver should he be found to be in the wrong.
Ms Tay said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that Trans-Cab told her the driver was “very apologetic” but was unaware that he had hit someone.
"I was told that he was very apologetic and that when the accident happened, he didn't know that he'd hit someone. It was only after he realised that his side mirror was flipped that he thought maybe he had hit something (or) someone and he drove back to see what (or) who he'd hit," she wrote.
A Trans-Cab spokesperson said earlier that its drivers are aware of the proper protocol to follow in such incidents. "We have regularly broadcast to our drivers to remind them to exercise (adherence to) traffic rules," said Ms Jasmine Tan.
According to Trans-Cab, in the event of such accidents, drivers are expected to stop the taxi and step out to offer assistance to the pedestrian. If there is a need, the driver should also call the ambulance.