Owner of parked car damaged in hit-and-run in Bukit Merah hopes culprit confesses, pays for repairs

Submitted by Stomper A

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He was caught on camera.

A car parked in Bukit Merah was damaged in a hit-and-run and the owner hopes the culprit will confess his mistake and pay for the repairs.

Stomper A shared photos of the driver of the Toyota Wish that hit his car and the damage done.

A dashcam video of the accident in the busy Bukit Merah Lane 1 open-air carpark on Feb 7 at around 12.30pm was posted online by SG Road Vigilante.

The Stomper said: "My car cam did manage to capture the number plate and person. I'm hoping the driver will come out and confess his mistake and pay for the repair cost?

"The driver even took the trouble to walk from his left side after parking presumably to inspect the damage on both his vehicle and mine, but he didn’t even bother to leave a note or apologise at all."

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

The Stomper added: "Recently, there has been an increase in hit-and-run accident as usually people are ‘only guilty if caught’ and the punishment is usually low, therefore encouraging a high number of such cases.

"With this trend, more and more serious hit-and-run accidents would be happening in Singapore which is concerning.

"I do have a number of pictures of the driver. I feel that they should be responsible for their mistakes and step forward to answer for their mistakes. Everyone makes mistakes but by running away, it is an obviously irresponsible action."

Those who fail to stop after an accident, fail to lodge a report within 24 hours after an accident or fail to assist injured parties can be fined up to $1,000, jailed for up to three months or both, for each offence.

For subsequent convictions, offenders can be fined up to $2,000, jailed for up to six months or both.