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A 43-year-old Singaporean driver turned himself in to the police out of guilt, after knocking down a 47-year-old man in China and fleeing in his vehicle after.
The victim, rendered immobile after the hit-and-run accident, was killed later when an oncoming cab from the back ran him over, reports Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao.
The incident happened on Feb 1 around 9.38pm in the city of Zhongshan, China.
Footage from a public bus on scene revealed that two men were attempting to cross the street, and one succeeded, followed suit by the victim, who collided with the driver’s vehicle while he was dashing across the street.
After ramming into the victim, the driver stopped for about two seconds before making a right turn into an alley and fleeing.
An oncoming taxi attempted to stop, but could not do so in time, running over and crushing the victim who was lying on the road.
Autopsy reports showed that the victim died from getting crushed by the taxi.
The Singaporean driver allegedly told the family of the deceased that he was afraid and did not stop as he did not possess a China driving licence.
Later, he returned to the scene of the accident and turned himself in to police officers stationed there.
A statement from the Chinese police confirmed that the driver had driven without a valid licence and the case is currently under investigation.
If convicted, the Singaporean driver could face a three to seven years jail sentence.