Fortunately, the sturdy beam of a sheltered walkway next to the kopitiam stopped the out-of-control cab in its tracks.
The incident took place earlier today at Block 28 Jalan Bukit Merah.
Traffic police and paramedics were at scene tending to the dazed taxi uncle.
It’s uncertain what caused the taxi, a Toyota Prius, to surge forward in such a manner.
Police are investigating the incident.