Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Straits Times: "Tipper driver jailed 7 weeks for causing cyclist's death"

"Tipper driver jailed 7 weeks for causing cyclist's death," by Elena Chong. The Straits Times, 21 Jan 2013.
A tipper truck driver was sentenced to seven weeks' jail and banned from driving for five years on Monday over a hit-and-run accident last November.

Sun Xiangjian, 37, was driving along the roundabout at Fort Road on Nov 17 when failed to keep a proper lookout ahead while approaching the slip road of East Coast Parkway.

The Chinese national hit a cyclist, Mr Li Jinwei, 46, also from China, who fell and was then run over by the the vehicle ran over him and his bicycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 20 minutes later. It was raining then.

Sun admitted to causing the death of Mr Li by negligence and failing to render help after the accident. Two other charges of failing to stop after the accident and removing his vehicle without police authority were taken into consideration. His sentence was backdated to Nov 19.

"Hit-and-run truck driver arrested over death of cyclist," by Karen Lim. Asia One, 18 Nov 2012.
SINGAPORE: A 36-year-old male truck driver has been arrested for his involvement in a fatal hit-and-run accident at Fort Road, which resulted in the death of a cyclist.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, was cycling along the roundabout of Fort Road on Saturday night when he was hit by an unknown vehicle.

He succumbed to his injuries and died at about 7pm.

Investigators from the Traffic Police started to trace the truck driver and learned through extensive interviews that a tipper truck had driven near the accident scene around the time of the accident.

After four hours of the accident, the tipper truck was found at Sungei Kadut. Damages on it matched the broken glass fragments found at the accident scene.

The truck driver was placed under arrest and his licence has been suspended with immediate effect. He is also facing hit-and-run charges.


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