Motorist jailed two weeks for beating red light and killing motorcyclist at Victoria Street
A motorist who beat the red light along Victoria Street and crashed into a motorcyclist and his pillion rider was sentenced to two weeks' jail and banned from driving for five years on Monday for causing death through his negligence.
Iskandar Abdollah, 21, who is doing his national service in the civil defence, was fined $4,000 for causing grievous hurt to the pillion rider. He was convicted of two charges last month after a four-day trial. But he is appealing and a bail quantum of $15,000 was offered pending appeal.
He was convicted of causing the death of Mr Yogesvaran Ganesan, 23, after running the traffic red light signal at the signalised junction of Victoria Street and Rochor Road at 1.41am on May 16, 2011. He was also found guilty of grievously hurting the pillion, Mr Senthil Kumaran Palanisamy, 28. Both rider and pillion are Malaysians and working as waiters at Marina Bay Sands.
Mr Yogesvaran who had the right of way was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr Senthil suffered leg fractures following the accident and was on medical leave for five weeks.