The Ferrari driver who allegedly sped past a red light and rammed into a taxi at a junction in Bugis was not drunk at the time of the horrific crash.
The accident, which happened in the early hours of 12 May, left three people – Ma Chi, the man behind the wheels of the supercar, the taxi driver and his passenger – dead.
According to The Straits Times, a Health Sciences Authority toxicology report showed that analyses of Ma’s blood and urine did not detect any traces of alcohol or controlled substances.
The 31-year-old financial investor died at the scene, while the cabby Cheng Teck Hock, 52, and his passenger Shigemi Ito, 41, died later in hospital.
Ma’s passenger, student Wu Weiwei, believed to be in her 20s, escaped with injuries. Another casualty, motorcyclist Muhammad Najib Ghazali, 26 also survived.
Responding to the incident, Ma’s family told mypaper in a statement that they were glad that the scientific report has been released, adding that they will help with police investigations.
“We will miss (him) very much and we will continue to follow the Singapore laws as to what we should do next,” it added. “It has been a very difficult time for the family to lose a father and husband so suddenly.”
According to mypaper, Ma’s family is also said to be discussing insurance coverage for the crash with AXA Singapore. The family is represented by lawyer Wendell Wong from Drew & Napier.
Ma is survived by his wife, 28-year-old He Tingting, who recently gave birth to the couple’s second child. They also have a four-year-old daughter.
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