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Project director fined for fatally knocking down man, 80, in Sengkang

Published on Jan 28, 2014 11:48 AM

A project director was fined $8,000 and banned from driving for five years on Tuesday, for causing the death of an elderly pedestrian in Sengkang.

Koh Chun Hieng, 38, had admitted to causing the death of Mr Chng Kok Poh through negligence, when he failed to keep a proper lookout and hit the 80-year-old along the pedestrian crossing at Rivervale Crescent on Dec23, 2012.

He also admitted to moving his Mercedes-Benz car from the accident scene without lawful authority, and was given the maximum fine of $1,000 by District Judge Siva Shanmugam.

The court heard that Koh was driving along Rivervale Crescent at about 6.40am that day when he saw a silver car from the opposite direction upon entering the signalised cross-junction of Rivervale Crescent and Rivervale Drive.

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