Cabby who was involved in accident with McLaren at Yishun: "I was sent flying"

The 56-year-old part-time cabby who was involved in an accident with a McLaren sports car along Yishun Avenue 1 described his harrowing experience as a ‘brush with death’. 

The accident which happened on Sunday morning (Oct 22) saw the McLaren crashing into the taxi, with both vehicles heavily damaged. 

Both the cabby, Mr Ye, and the 27-year-old driver of the McLaren were conveyed conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

They did not suffer without any serious injuries. 

Mr Ye told Shin Min Daily News that he normally works as a lorry driver, and only drives a cab over the weekends to supplement his income. 

On the day of the incident, he had parked his cab in front of a bus stop to count his earnings, intending to call it a day. 

He said:

“I saw that there weren’t any cars on the road, so I lowered my seat and was intending to take a nap.

“Less than five minutes later, the McLaren crashed into my cab.

“I was sent flying, along with the taxi.

“I was so dizzy, I only realise that I had been in an accident after I was hospitalised.”

Mr Ye revealed that it was the first time he had stopped his car by the side of the road, and did not expect such a serious accident to happen. 

“When I saw photos of the scene and the wreckage left behind, I felt so afraid and thankful.

“It was a brush with death.”

He said that he would be more careful after the incident, and will no longer stop his car by the side of the road.