Singapore

Driver jailed for causing road death

A mechanic was repairing a burst tyre of a tipper truck at Changi Coast Road last September when another tipper truck rammed into the back of his stationary lorry, which in turn hit him and the broken-down truck.

Malaysian Ng Mun Heng, 38, was sandwiched between the two vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene about 30 minutes later.

Yesterday, truck driver Abdul Kader Abdul Rahman, 47, was sentenced to eight weeks' jail and banned from driving for five years for causing Mr Ng's death at about 12.30pm on Sept 4 last year.

He was also given another eight weeks' jail for a separate incident in which he had punched another man a year earlier.

Assistant Public Prosecutor Dillon Kok said that Kader failed to keep a proper lookout.

He neither saw the breakdown sign, the truck driver and his frantic waving nor the stationary lorry.

- The Straits Times.

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