Six months' jail for causing death of pedestrian
He was driving over 100kmh on a stretch of road with a 60kmh speed limit.
He then lost control of the car, mounted the kerb and hit a 58-year-old pedestrian who later died in hospital.
The accident happened on April 21 last year around 6am on Serangoon Road, near Boon Keng MRT station.
Yesterday in court, the driver, Marcus Chee Nan Ze, 28, pleaded guilty to causing the death of another person by driving recklessly or in a speed or manner which is dangerous.
The former bank relationship manager was sentenced to six months jail and was banned from driving for six years.
Investigations revealed that Chee had been driving that morning on the rightmost lane of the four-lane road along Serangoon Road towards Upper Serangoon Road.
He had been speeding at 108kmh, more than 40kmh over the speed limit of that particular stretch, when the accident happened.
It was captured by a CCTV outside Boon Keng MRT station.
The weather was fine, road surface was dry, visibility was clear and traffic flow was light.
But Chee lost control of the car, mounted the kerb on the right and collided into railings along the road and a lamp post.
The car continued forward and rammed into pedestrian Ngai Chee Kiong who was walking on the pavement.
He was flung onto the road .
Mr Ngai was taken to Tan Tock Seng hospital with severe brain injuries and multiple fractures.
He died at 6.48pm that day from head injuries.
The court heard that Chee was not injured in the accident and was not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
His car, which was damaged, was also inspected but no inherent defects were found.
The maximum punishment for causing death by driving a vehicle at a dangerous speed
is a mandatory jail term, of up to five years.