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Motorist charged over fatal hit-and-run accident on ECP

Published on Feb 7, 2013 4:39 PM
 
Businessman Chua Cheng Giak was charged in court on Thursday, Feb 7, 2013, over a hit-and-run accident along East Coast Parkway which claimed the life of one and injured four others in a lorry. -- PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW

A businessman was charged in court on Thursday over a hit-and-run accident along East Coast Parkway which claimed the life of one and injured four others in a lorry.

Chua Cheng Giak, 38, faces a total of six charges. He is accused of causing the death of a rear seat passenger in the lorry, Mr Md Hazrat Ali Md Maser Ali, 36, by a rash act along the ECP at 2.24am on May 23 last year.

Court documents say that he was driving his car at an excessive speed when he rammed into the lorry.

This caused the lorry to veer to its left, hit a guard railing and a lamp post, then mount over the left guard railing. The rear passenger was thrown out as a result.

 
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