Cabby pushes Grab driver into drain and drives off after dispute along PIE, police investigating

Submitted by Stomper Allan

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Update on Jan 24:

Cabby who pushed Grab driver into drain in PIE dispute charged with performing rash act

Update on Jan 22:

Cabby to be charged for rash act after pushing Grab driver into drain after dispute on PIE


In response to a Stomp query, ComfortDelGro spokesperson Grace Wu said:

"Our taxi driver was on his way to the airport with a passenger on board when his taxi was hit in the rear by a private hire vehicle.

"After exchanging particulars with each other, our cabby wanted to continue with his journey as his passenger had a flight to catch.

"However, he was repeatedly stopped from being able to do so by the other driver. 

"Regrettably, the video footage shows only our cabby's response when he was trying to get the other driver out of his way.

"Nevertheless, we do not take this incident lightly. 

"Although he was provoked, he could have called the police for assistance instead of taking matters into his own hands. 

"Accordingly, we are taking disciplinary action against him."

Original article:

A cabby was caught on video pushing a Grab driver over a railing and into a drain after a dispute along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) on Monday (Sept 25).

The Grab driver, Stomper Allan told Stomp that the cabby had allegedly jammed on his brakes, causing him to hit the rear of the CityCab taxi.

Both drivers exited their vehicles to exchange their particulars for insurance claims.

However, when Allan said he wanted to check if their respective passengers were injured, the cabby allegedly refused to cooperate.

In the video, the cabby is seen attempting to drive off with his door open.

He then gets out of the cab and pushes Allan over the railings before driving off.

"How violent these taxi drivers are," said the Stomper.

"I tried to settle the issue but he refused to settle and ended up pushing me against the divider and I fell inside a two-metre-deep drain.

"I suffered many bruises and ended up being taken to hospital."

Allan subsequently made a police report after he was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH).

In response to a Stomp query, the police confirmed a report was lodged and investigations are ongoing.

Stomp has reached out to ComfortDelGro, which owns the CityCab taxi brand, for comment.