SINGAPORE - An accident involving a Ferrari, a taxi and a motorcycle has left two dead and three others injured.
The crash occurred in the wee hours of Saturday at the junction of Rochor Road and Victoria Street.
Witnesses say that the Ferrari crashed into a taxi when it ran a red light, causing the taxi to hit a passing motorcycle.
The impact was so hard that the taxi's engine was found 30m away from the vehicle, reported Shin Min Daily News.
The accident location is said to be a black spot with six accidents occurring over the past 12 days.
Police and SCDF received calls about the accident at about 4.15am.
Drivers of both vehicle were trapped and had to be extricated by SCDF personnel.
The Ferrari driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics. Shin Min Daily News reported that the driver was 31-year-old Chinese businessman Ma Chi.
The female passenger in the Ferrari, in her 20s, and the cabby, in his 40s, sustained head injuries.
The motorcyclist, in his 20s, sustained spinal injuries.
All three of them were sent to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
The taxi's passenger, a 41-year-old Japanese woman, died after she was found unconscious and sent to Singapore General Hospital, reported The Straits Times.
The police are investigating the accident and are appealing for eye-witnesses to call its hotline at Police 1800-5471818.
Mr Ma's family members were spotted at the mortuary on Saturday morning.
His mother needed relatives to support her into the morgue and was extremely distressed. She was seen falling down to the ground crying before she entered, reported Shin Min Daily News.
She kept calling out her son's name as well.
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