The EZFKA city of Melbourne is reeling tonight, after a multiple fatality accident in the CBD killed three citizens.
An Uber Eats rider has been taken into custody and charged with three counts of negligent driving causing death, after three pedestrians were killed after they were struck by a scooter on the footpath.
Speaking through an interpreter, international student Gurpreet Singh said he was not at fault when he was driving at 70kmh’s on the footpath and that the industry needed to do more to protect riders.
“Actually sir, I was just doing my job. Not going to class while working 120 hours a week on my student visa is very difficult. In India I can drive anywhere I want. Australia should kindly do the needful and respect my culture sir,” said Gurpreet.
Gurpreet, who bought his licence in India and has ridden on it ever since coming to Australia, said the cultural and language barrier made his dangerous job of undercutting Australian restaurants and putting road users at risk even harder.
“Not knowing where I am going and spending 95% of my journey looking at my phone is hard sir. Industry need to do more to protect rider sir.”
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Menulog CEO Leon Kamenev both said that the road rules in the CBD were clearly racist and would be looking at changing them in order to accommodate our “burgeoning wage theft economy.”