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Yong Li Xuan
The Straits Times
Aug 25, 2023
An employee of car wash company Revel Studio has been arrested after he drove a customer’s Lamborghini and crashed it, damaging four other vehicles and leaving a man injured.
The injured man, a 75-year-old, was conscious when taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
The SCDF was alerted to the accident at WCEGA Plaza at 1 Bukit Batok Crescent at about 12.20pm on Tuesday.
A video of the incident circulating on social media first shows the stationary pink Lamborghini in front of an empty car wash bay belonging to Revel Studio.
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The car’s right signal light begins to flash as its right door opens. Then, while the door is ajar, the car accelerates suddenly, crashing into a parked lorry.
The impact, which crumpled the Lamborghini’s bonnet, pushed the lorry backwards by nearly a car’s length.
Three vehicles parked near the lorry were also damaged.
A 23-year-old employee at the car wash firm has been arrested by the police for causing hurt through a rash act, and investigations are ongoing.
The Straits Times understands that the man did not have a driving licence.
The owner of the Lamborghini is a 28-year-old woman, reported Shin Min Daily News on Friday.
Lawyer Amolat Singh, managing partner of Amolat & Partners, said an individual would require a driving licence as long as he is in control of a car, even “if he just drove a short distance”.
The Lamborghini’s owner could sue the company for compensation because the employee who drove the car was acting as a servant or agent of the car wash, Mr Singh said, adding that the company’s owner would then be “vicariously liable” for the employee’s actions.
If the car wash has public liability insurance, this may cover legal costs and other damages, he added.
ST has contacted Revel Studio for more information.