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Safety co-ordinator fined and banned from driving over fatal accident at zebra crossing

Published on Feb 12, 2014 12:29 PM

A safety co-ordinator was fined $5,000 and banned from driving for four years on Wednesday for causing the death of an Indian national who was cycling across a zebra crossing.

Rajendran Mariappan, 44, who was then a part-time delivery driver, was convicted after a seven-day trial of causing the death of construction worker Jagseer Singh, 22, by committing a negligent act along the slip road of Pioneer Road North in Jurong at about 11.10pm on Sept 22, 2011.

He was accused of failing to keep a proper lookout while driving through the slip road without slowing down or stopping at the stop line of the zebra crossing, which resulted in his lorry hitting the cyclist.

The cyclist was on his way back to his dormitory after withdrawing money from an ATM nearby when the accident happened. He died on Oct 12 that year.

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