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Doctor guilty of causing cyclist's death through negligence fined $20,000 by SMC

Published on Mar 14, 2014 3:28 PM
 
Doctor Teo Tiong Kiat, who was found negligent in a fatal hit-and-run accident, has been fined $20,000 and censured by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC)'s disciplinary tribunal. -- ST FILE PHOTO: TED CHEN

A doctor found negligent in a fatal hit-and-run accident has been fined $20,000 and censured by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC)'s disciplinary tribunal.

Teo Tiong Kiat, 66, also had to pay the expenses incurred in the tribunal's prooceedings, including costs of the lawyers to the SMC, the Council said in a statement on Friday.

In 2010, the General Practitioner was driving along Clementi Road when he hit a cyclist, Mr Mok Chee Kong, 35, causing his death. The accident also caused severe injury to fellow cyclist, Mr Bertram Leong, 24.

Teo, who had had a glass of wine over dinner but passed a breathalyser test, had veered from the centre lane of Clementi Road to the left lane, hitting the cyclists.

 
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