Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ma Chi's Ferrari speed was 178kmh during crash

Ma Chi, the driver of the Ferrari who killed 2 people when he crashed into a taxi in Bugis, was speeding at 178 km/h during the crash according to speed clocked on a camera mounted in Ferrari 599 GTO:

"The Coroner's Court was shown three video clips this morning from different angles showing what happened before the fatal crash that also killed cabby Cheng Teck Hock and his passenger Ito Shigemi.
The court also saw from the footage captured on Mr Ma's in-vehicle camera that his speed had increased from 169kmh to 178kmh between the pedestrian crossing in front of Bugis Village and when he crashed."

The speed limit at that junction is 60 km per hour! This means the Ferrari was speeding almost 3 times the speed limit.

31 year old Ma Chi, a China national living in Singapore, ran a red light in front of Bugis Village and crashed into a taxi in May 2012.[2] The case created an uproar among Singaporeans, where anti-immigrant sentiment is on the rise. [3]  Singapore's population grew from 4.4 million in 2006 to 5.2 million in 2011, largely the result of a higher intake of immigrants as well as guest workers and professionals. The accident also came just two months after another Chinese national hijacked a taxi and crashed and killed a Malaysian cleaner at Singapore's Changi Airport.[3]

The accident is in the court because Ma Chi's wife He Ting Ting and his mother Ma Xiao Ling took the insurer of Ma’s Ferrari AXA Singapore to court. AXA said in August that they intend to withdraw coverage for the deadly crash since the collision was not regarded an accident under its policies.

Who Ma Chi is still a mystery which is hidden behind the great firewall of China. It is alleged that he was the son of State Councillor and Secretary-General of the State Council Ma Kai, The post by journalist Cao Guoxing who claimed that Ma Chi was son of Ma Kai was, not suprisingly, deleted by internet censors within 30 minutes. Later, searches for Ma Kai's Chinese name are now blocked on Sina Weibo.[4]

Singapore Ferrari And Taxi Crash - Complete Video

[1] - Ma Chi's Ferrari reached 178kmh during crash
[2] - Two dead, 3 injured in Rochor Road accident
[3] - Ferrari crash fuels Singapore anti-foreign sentiment
[4] - Could Ferrari driver in Singapore crash be son of state councillor Ma Kai?

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