Contractor jailed, banned for causing death of cyclist
A contractor was jailed for a week and banned from driving for five years for causing a cyclist's death in a road traffic accident.
Wang Boon Tat alias Siriphet Nophanan, 21, had admitted to causing the death of Mr Salleh Ali, 57, who was riding a power-assisted bicycle along Bedok South Road on Nov 19, 2011.
Wang was driving a van when he failed to keep a proper lookout, resulting in a collision between his vehicle and the part-time hawker's power-assisted bicycle. Mr Salleh died of heart disease following head injuries six days later.
A district court heard that Wang had wanted to overtake the victim on the right but could not do so as there were other vehicles travelling on the centre lane.