David's sister was walking her pet husky in Old Jurong Road, when the dog was knocked down by a taxi.
The taxi driver sped away, leaving the animal to die.
"A kind passer-by and some drivers passed us their contact numbers, agreeing to be our eyewitnesses," said David.
Unfortunately, none of them could remember the car's licence- plate number.
The article on David's story drew a strong reaction from Stompers.
Communications student Maahen Melvin, 23, said: "The cabby's behaviour is downright disgusting. Hopefully, witnesses will respond and help to apprehend (the driver)."
His sentiments were echoed by other Stompers, who sounded the alarm on the apparent rise of hit-and-run cases here.
Many were appalled by the reckless and irresponsible behaviour of the drivers.
Another Stomper, Kevin, shared his maid's experience on Stomp. She had suffered injuries to her face and toes when she was hit by a black car at a traffic-light junction in Jurong East Avenue 1, on June 30.
He said: "The traffic light was in (the maid's) favour. She said that the driver got out of his car, looked at her and then drove away."
It also seems that some hit-and-run culprits not only have total disregard for public safety, but would also lie their way out of having to go to a police station.
A rollerblader learnt this lesson the hard way when he was knocked down by a car at a zebra crossing.
Although he had raised his hand when the car was some distance away - to signal that he was crossing - the car still failed to stop and knocked him down.
The victim's brother, who reported the incident to Stomp, said that when confronted, the driver claimed that he had to move his vehicle in order not to block traffic but, instead, drove away.
Despite this, it is heartening to note that more Stompers are taking advantage of the citizen- journalism website's effectiveness in reaching out to the public to appeal for witnesses.
One of them is Al, who sought Stomp's help when his brother was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident involving a silver lorry, while cycling along Changi Coast Road.
It may be nearly impossible to nab these culprits, as Stomper Py, another hit-and-run victim, found out from his car-insurance agent.
However, appealing to Stomp's many readers could greatly improve these odds.
But, no matter how elusive the drivers may be, reports by Stompers are definitely a warning to reckless drivers that they are being watched.
Jeremy Binny, 25, a staff member at Universal Studios Singapore, feels that the fight against hit-and-run culprits should not be stopped.
"When more errant drivers get caught, our roads will become safer."
So, if you have been in a hit-and-run accident, or if you are a witness to one, share your account with us by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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