Car Workshop Employee in Singapore Receives Death Threats After Posting Dashcam Footage of Fatal Accident

Dashcam footage of a fatal accident in Singapore leads to death threats for the employee who shared it online, highlighting the need for responsible driving and caution on social media.

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Car Workshop Employee in Singapore Receives Death Threats After Posting Dashcam Footage of Fatal Accident

Car Workshop Employee in Singapore Receives Death Threats After Posting Dashcam Footage of Fatal Accident

A car workshop employee in Tampines, Singapore has filed a police report after receiving death threats for posting dashcam footage online of a fatal multi-vehicle accident that occurred on April 22, 2024. The accident resulted in the deaths of two individuals - a 57-year-old female van passenger and a 17-year-old female car passenger.

The footage, uploaded by Mr. Anthony Soon Han Tiong, shows a black Saab car allegedly attempting to overtake a white Mercedes before running a red light and colliding with several vehicles at the intersection. The driver of the Saab, 42-year-old Muhammad Syafie Ismail, was arrested and charged in court on April 25th with four offenses, including dangerous driving causing death and hurt.

Initially, the online community accused the Mercedes driver, identified as 50-year-old Yang, of provoking or challenging the speeding Saab driver. However, Yang denied these allegations, stating that he did not accelerate or engage in any altercation with the Saab driver. He also mentioned that his 79-year-old mother and 13-year-old daughter were in the car at the time of the incident.

Additional dashcam footage emerged, suggesting that the Saab was the primary cause of the accident by disregarding the red light. The accident claimed the lives of Madam Norzihan Juwahib, 57, a passenger in a van, and Afifah Munirah Muhammad Azril, 17, a passenger in a car driven by her father, who suffered injuries in the crash.

Why this matters: This tragic incident highlights the importance of responsible driving and the potential consequences of reckless behavior on the road. It also raises concerns about the impact of online accusations and the need for caution when sharing footage or opinions on social media platforms.

Muhammad Syafie Ismail, the driver of the Saab, was offered bail of $30,000 and must not have contact with any prosecution witnesses. The case has been adjourned to May 23 for further mention. Meanwhile, Mr. Anthony Soon Han Tiong, the car workshop employee who shared the dashcam footage, is cooperating with authorities regarding the death threats he received following the video's online circulation.

Key Takeaways

  • Car workshop employee in Tampines, Singapore received death threats for posting dashcam footage
  • Footage showed a fatal multi-vehicle accident that killed 2 individuals on April 22, 2024
  • Saab driver charged with dangerous driving causing death and hurt, denied by Mercedes driver
  • Additional footage suggested Saab driver disregarded red light, causing the accident
  • Saab driver offered bail, case adjourned; employee cooperating with authorities on death threats