Taxi driver fined $6,000 and banned for three years over fatal accident in Hougang
Published on Mar 4, 2014 5:51 PM
A taxi driver who negligently caused the death of a motorcyclist at a road junction last September was fined $6,000 and banned from driving for three years on Tuesday.
Mansor Montail, 55, who no longer drives a cab, admitted that he failed to keep a proper lookout and did not give way to oncoming traffic when making a right turn into Hougang on Sep 23 last year. This resulted in a collision with rider Chua Joon Yuan, 34, who died about an hour later in hospital.
The court heard that Mansor was driving along Airport Road when he stopped at the red traffic light, intending to make a right turn into Hougang Avenue 3.
When the traffic light turned green, he moved off. The first few vehicles in front of him moved forward and stopped at the turning bracket to give way to oncoming traffic in the opposite direction. As Mansor reached the turning bracket, he did not keep a proper lookout and stop to give way to oncoming traffic.
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