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Ex-bus driver pleads guilty to causing death of NUS professor's wife

Published on Feb 14, 2014 12:43 PM
 
Former bus driver Chan Mun Hing, 48, pleaded guilty on Feb 14, 2014 to driving negligently and causing the death of the wife of a prominent professor at a pedestrian crossing in Clementi in April last year. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A former bus driver pleaded guilty on Friday to driving negligently and causing the death of the wife of a prominent professor at a pedestrian crossing in Clementi in April last year.

Chan Mun Hing, 48, will be sentenced on Feb 28. He could be jailed for up to two years, or fined, or both.

He initially faced the more serious charge of driving rashly and causing the death of Madam Zhang Huirui for which he could have been jailed for up to five years or fined or sentenced to both.

He was driving an SBS Transit double-decker bus at the junction of Clementi Avenue 3 and Commonwealth Avenue West on April 23 last year when he failed to give way to the 42-year-old housewife at the pedestrian crossing. Pinned under the bus, she was dragged for about 5m before the vehicle came to a stop. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

 
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