Grab drivers are made up of a diverse group of people. Most Grab drivers work hard to earn some extra side income for their families.
Some elderly folk continue to work for the transportation service well into their retirement to support themselves. So it is such a shame to see that some youth do not know how to respect such drivers and worse still, cause them more grief.
Elderly Grab driver’s car attacked
Recently, a 72-year-old Grab driver’s car was horribly damaged after a reckless young man randomly jumped onto the car and stomped on it for no apparent reason.
The incident happened on May 5 at St James Power Station in Singapore. The incident was shared by was made by Belleiansa Xu – whose real name is Alan Koh – on Facebook. Koh claimed to be the son of the driver who fell victim to this senseless act.
His post went viral, with over 9,000 shares and hundreds of comments from angry netizens.
In the post, Koh recounts the incident as told by his father. It is alleged that the group of young people had bullied his elderly father, who was doing his night rounds as a Grab driver and had dropped off a passenger at a nightclub at 3 am.
In the video shared on Facebook, the Grab driver is seen turning into what looks like a car park, when a man dressed in a cap and black T-shirt is caught on camera running wildly towards the car. He then jumps onto the car bonnet, much to the initial protests of passers-by, and prompting the Grab driver to sound the honk.
In the video, you can then see the man stepping on the windscreen before climbing on top of the vehicle, causing a lot of noise in the video.
The driver is also recorded to plead in Mandarin in the video, saying, “Don’t do this.” But fearing for his safety, the elderly driver reportedly drove off without confronting the group.
According to The Straits Times, the 26-year-old man has since been arrested and charged in court for his actions. The 26-year-old man, identified as Chee Chu Siong, was offered bail of S$5,000 and will be back in court on 24 May.
If convicted, he can be jailed for up to six months and fined up to S$2,500.
In a Mothership article, it was revealed that the elderly man’s car was damaged and repair fee is estimated at around S$14,967
The damaged parts and accessories include a rooftop panel and windscreen solar film.
Mothership also reported that Chee is agreeable to pay the compensation in full.
What a disgusting act that has caused so much grief to this elderly Grab driver. We hope such incidents will not repeat itself.
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