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Lorry driver jailed and banned from driving for causing crane boom to hit overhead bridge

Published on Feb 19, 2014 2:45 PM
 
The beam of a crane carried by a trailer went through the windscreen of a car on the Pan Island Expressway on Oct 29, 2011. A lorry driver who caused a crane boom to hit an overhead bridge along an expressway was jailed for one week and banned from driving for nine months on Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: SHIN MIN

A lorry driver who caused a crane boom to hit an overhead bridge along an expressway was jailed for one week and banned from driving for nine months on Wednesday.

Li Qiang, 40, a Singapore permanent resident, was driving the heavy vehicle with a retractable crane boom along Pan-Island Expressway on Oct 29, 2011, when the boom hit the 4.5m-high bridge. He pleaded guilty on Dec 30.

The accident happened along the PIE just after the exit at Paya Lebar Road.

After the non-retractable arm of the boom hit the overhead bridge, two parts of the boom fell off.

 
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