Man Who Worked As A Part-Time Uber Driver Died On The Job After Suffering Cardiac Arrest
An elderly man who was working as a part-time Uber driver in Singapore died after he suffered a cardiac arrest while driving
The incident, which was first reported by Shin Min Daily News, happened near the Changi Airport Terminal 2 exit, when the man was ferrying a passenger last Thursday, 28 September.
It was reported that the man, who was feeling unwell, was already unconscious when he was taken to the Changi General Hospital after the authorities received a call for assistance.
The man, identified as Wang Yongqing, subsequently died in the hospital of natural causes.
It was learned that the 64-year-old worked two jobs a day
During the day time, Yongqing worked as a transport driver until 5pm every day. Occasionally, he would drive construction workers to their workplace.
Shin Min Daily News reported that Yongqing's brother, Wang Yongshun, as saying that Yongqing took up a second job as he had been working as an Uber driver for the past six months.
According to him, Yongqing would work past 1am almost every day. Yongshun also said that Yongqing, who worked as a driver for more than 20 years, had always been healthy but he looked to be overworked for the past few weeks.
Uber Singapore has responded to incident and extended their condolences
A spokesman for Uber Singapore told The Straits Times that they were "extremely saddened to hear about this tragic incident".
"Our thoughts are with the deceased's family at this time. We stand ready to cooperate with the authorities in their investigations," the spokesman was quoted as saying.