Garbage Truck Stuck in Road Along Landed Property After Mercs Owner Refused to Move Car


Last Updated on 2023-03-07 , 11:00 am

In Singapore, most drivers probably have the common sense and decency to know that roads are shared spaces and that a bit of consideration goes a long way.

With that being said, there are always cases that prove that not all vehicle owners are as considerate as we might think.

Recently, the owner of a Mercedes-Benz was spotted arguing with a garbage truck worker after the former parked his car outside his house and prevented the garbage truck from passing through the area.

The incident, which happened last Saturday (4 February), occurred at Park Villas Rise, a private housing estate in Kovan.

Here’s what happened.

Neighbour’s Recount

When speaking to Shin Min Daily News, one of the neighbours in the area said that a garbage truck worker knocked on his door on Saturday (4 February) to search for the owner of a white-coloured Mercedes-Benz.

According to the worker, the car was blocking the road and making it difficult for the garbage truck to drive through the area.

The resident, a man surnamed Liu (Hanyu pinyin), told the worker that he did not know who the owner was, prompting the worker to leave and continue searching for the car’s owner.

However, Mr Liu heard a commotion outside his house a short while later.

After listening carefully, he realised that two people had gotten into an argument.


Checking on the situation, he discovered a middle-aged man and the garbage truck worker were yelling at each other over the issue of the Mercedes-Benz blocking the way.

Apparently, the Mercedes-Benz had been parked slightly more on the road instead of the house, making the road in that area narrower.

The garbage truck worker was concerned that the garbage truck would end up scratching the Mercedes-Benz when driving through, and asked the owner of the car to move his vehicle away.

However, the car owner refused to move his car.

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Police Had to be Called to the Scene; Car Owner Not Likely a Resident of the Area

Mr Liu also shared that the car owner, who seemed to be around 40 to 50 years old, got increasingly agitated during the argument with the garbage truck worker.

The altercation nearly got physical, and the police were called to the scene.

After police officers arrived at the scene, the car owner was told to move his car.

The police officers also mediated the situation for around an hour before both parties left the area.

Mr Liu added that he did not recognise the car owner and said that he might have been a stranger or someone visiting a resident in the area.

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