Singapore-A coroner’s investigation into the deaths of five men in a severe car accident at Tanjong Pagar on February 13, last year, heard that the white BMW M4 reached speeds of up to 148 kmh before the accident.
The speed limit along Tanjong Pagar Road is 50kmh, and senior coroner Muhammad Phildaus Sreyman testified Thursday (June 9) in front of state coroner Adam Nahoda.
Traffic police investigators added that four different people took turns driving the car.
Jonathan Long Junway, 29, was holding the steering wheel when he crashed into a shophouse. He owned the car.
The other three drivers were Eugene Yap Zheng Min, Park Se Jin and Phoo Yi Lin.
Senior staff Sgt Firdaus said autopsy showed that Mr. Long’s blood alcohol level was 86 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood.
This exceeded the legal limit of 80 mg per 100 ml.
Mr. Long was driving the car around 5:40 am when he collided with the shophouse before the car burned.
Mr. Long and his four passengers-Theo Chi Shan, 26 years old. Elvin Tan Yong Hao, 28 years old. Mr. Yap, 29 years old. Gary Wong Hong Qi, 29, was killed in this incident.