Because the driver, identified as 62-year-old Lee, suffered the heart attack while behind the wheel, the taxi crashed into a foreign car that was directly ahead. The passengers who were riding in the taxi at the time reportedly left the scene without even calling for help, in a great hurry to reach their destination.
When the taxi crashed, the passengers just grabbed their luggage and caught another taxi without bothering to dial emergency services. According to witness accounts, Lee was belatedly transferred to the hospital but it was already too late for medical professionals to save him.
Meanwhile, the passengers who fled the scene without helping Lee reportedly stated, "We had to leave in a hurry to catch the airport shuttle bus and catch our flight."