Chong Pang Market motorist fined $7,000 and banned for causing grievous hurt
A businessman who injured four people near Chong Pang Market when his car crashed into them was fined $7,000 on Wednesday.
Lim Swee Huat, 66, was also banned from driving for two years over the Aug 6, 2012 accident in Yishun.
He pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to Madam Thangaraj Mahalakshmi, 52, a production operator, and Mr Toh Eng Lay, 55, by a negligent act that had put lives at risk. He also admitted to causing hurt to Mr Ng Yeo Hock, 69, a newspaper vendor, and Madam Seah Peck Hong, 63.
At about 8.20am on Aug 6, Lim was trying to drive his Mercedes-Benz car out of an open space carpark lot at Yishun Avenue 5 near Block 102 when he failed to ensure that the gear was in "drive'', noted Deputy Public Prosecutor Navin Naidu.