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