Eyewitness identifies ex—Romanian diplomat as driver of black Audi
SINGAPORE: An eyewitness has identified former Romanian embassy charge d’affaires Silviu Ionescu as the driver of the car which hit three pedestrians along Bukit Panjang Road.
One of the pedestrians, Mr Tong Kok Wai, died on Christmas Day last year, 10 days after the accident occurred.
Testifying in the Coroner’s Inquiry into Mr Tong’s death this morning, Mr Mohamed Noor Hussain said he was at a coffeeshop along Bukit Panjang Road when he heard a loud revving sound of a car engine from the direction of Bukit Panjang Road towards Choa Chu Kang Road.
He turned towards that direction and saw a black Audi car travelling "at fast speed", which then hit two Chinese pedestrians who were crossing a traffic junction at Bukit Panjang Road.
The "green man" signal was flashing in favour of the pedestrians, according to Mr Mohamed Noor.
Both pedestrians — Mr Tong and Mr Bong Hwee Haw — landed onto the car’s bonnet due to the collision. The driver applied his brakes and stopped the car suddenly, causing both the pedestrians to be flung forward to another pedestrian crossing.
The car did not stop to render assistance to the two pedestrians, according to Mr Mohamed Noor, who then got up "immediately" and dashed towards the car with a stone in his hand.
He wanted to throw the stone at the car to stop it, but the car headed towards him. As he jumped back onto the road divider, Mr Mohamed Noor fell and injured his leg.
The witness said the driver slowed down the car, wound down the window and scolded him.
Mr Mohamed Noor described the driver as a fair—complexioned male person. He was alone in the car. The car then drove off at a fast speed, but hit another person, Mr Muhammad Haris Abu Talib, at the next traffic junction.
Mr Mohamed Noor said he did not notice the car’s vehicle registration number "because it happened too fast".
Lawyer Subhas Anandan, who is representing Mr Tong’s family in the inquiry, then asked Mr Mohamed Noor if he was able to identify the driver if shown a photograph of the driver.
The witness replied he would. Shown a photograph of Dr Ionescu, Mr Mohamed Noor said the Romanian was the driver behind the black Audi.
OK... SO IS SINGAPORE GOING TO TAKE HIM BACK???? HAIZ... 1 DEATH + 1 PARTIALLY BRAIN DEAD 24 YR OLD GUY...
COME ONE LAR... STILL TALK ABOUT POLITICS?? haiz...