SINGAPORE — The Singapore Police Force (SPF) has launched an investigation into an incident involving a Traffic Police (TP) officer on a motorcycle in a high-speed pursuit of a white van on Tuesday (14 February) in Yishun.
Authorities told Yahoo News Singapore that on Tuesday at 12.25 pm, a TP officer was patrolling along TPE and signalled for a van to stop at the road shoulder to conduct a check, but the driver refused and sped away.
“The van driver did not comply and sped off. The TP officer gave chase and eventually found the van abandoned at the carpark near Block 472B Yishun Street 42,” the SPF said.
The police did not confirm if the driver had been caught.
The incident sparks concerns among netizens
Multiple videos of the incident were captured by members of the public and posted online on the SG Road Vigilante’s Facebook page that day.
The three viral videos have garnered over 128,000 views on Facebook since Tuesday.
In one of the viral videos, the Toyota Hiace van was seen weaving in and out of traffic with a TP officer on its tail seconds later on Yishun Avenue 8.
The white van can be seen speeding, avoiding other cars, driving against traffic and beating a red light, and the chase appears to have ended in a car park in other videos.
There were police cars and motorcycles at the scene of the abandoned white van, which appeared to have hit a pillar across three parking lots.
Netizens have expressed concerns and worries about this incident.
Facebook User Eddie Lim said: “That (is) a serious issue, super speeding van. Hopefully, the driver is not drunk.”
The driver was also called out by another user, Matthew Lee, who called for him or her to be banned from driving in Singapore.
“Thankfully, no innocent lives were lost!” he added.
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