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Former SMRT bus driver jailed and banned for rash act which killed Briton

Published on Mar 10, 2014 11:42 AM
 
A former private bus driver was jailed for six months and banned from driving for eight years on March 10, 2014 for causing the death of pedestrian at a signalised pedestrian crossing more than a year ago. -- PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

A former SMRT bus driver was jailed for six months and banned from driving for eight years on Monday for causing the death of pedestrian at a signalised pedestrian crossing more than a year ago.

Malaysian Tan Hun Keong, 33, who is now unemployed, had pleaded guilty to causing the death of British consultant Ian James Shelley, 59, by committing a rash act at the cross-junction of South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street.

He had been making a right turn at about 10pm on Jan 10 last year when his bus hit Mr Shelley even though he had seen the green signal man at the pedestrian crossing along Upper Cross Street.

Mr Shelley died from head injuries about two weeks later.

 
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