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Traffic accidents resulting in death

SEPT 24

A driver was jailed for four weeks and banned from the road for five years after he fell asleep at the wheel, then hit and killed a cyclist.

Ambrose Law Tiang Beng, 58, had been driving home from a night out with friends at around midnight on Dec 17 last year, when his Mercedes-Benz piled into Mr Quek Chin Chong as he rode along Thomson Road.

Law could have been jailed for up to two years and/or fined for causing death through negligence.

JULY 26

A man was sentenced to 10 months' jail and banned from driving for eight years after his car sideswiped his girlfriend, leading to her fall and death four days later.

Chinese national Liu Zhongwei had driven his Toyota Wish towards her and later made a swift right turn, causing her to fall and hit her head.

Liu could have been jailed for up to five years and fined up to $10,000 for rashly causing Ms Li's death.

MAY 20

A woman was jailed for four weeks for negligence and banned from driving for five years after she dozed off while driving and hit a lorry carrying nine workers sitting at the back.

All of them were flung out of the lorry and a worker was killed instantly while another was paralysed from the waist down. The lorry driver and the front passenger were also injured.

Hue An Li was fined $10,000 by the district court, but the prosecution appealed for a heftier sentence for her "gross negligence" in driving after she had not slept for 24 hours.

FEB 13

A lorry driver was fined $5,000 and banned from driving for four years for negligence after he killed a 22-year-old cyclist at a zebra crossing.

Rajendran Mariappan, 44, was found guilty of failing to keep a proper lookout while driving along a slip road on Pioneer North Road at about 11.10pm on Sept 2011.

He also did not slow down or stop as he was required to at the stop line of the zebra crossing, while heading towards International Road at a speed of at least 36kmh. The judge said the deceased had been cycling across the zebra crossing, but should have dismounted and pushed his bicycle across.