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Truck driver jailed and banned from driving over fatal accident along ECP

Published on Jul 2, 2014 1:06 PM
 
A truck driver who dozed off and ploughed into a man directing traffic along an expressway was jailed for four weeks on Wednesday for negligently causing the man's death. -- ST GRAPHIC

SINGAPORE - A truck driver who dozed off and ploughed into a man directing traffic along an expressway was jailed for four weeks on Wednesday for negligently causing the man's death.

Ramiah Karuppiah, 36, an Indian national, was also banned from driving for five years over the fatal accident along East Coast Parkway (ECP) on June 13 last year.

He pleaded guilty to failing to exercise proper control over his tipper truck at about 2am that day, causing it to veer to the left into the second lane of ECP and hit Mr Allan Galimba Galvez, 44, resulting in the Filipino's death.

A district court heard that the first and second lanes of the ECP near the Tanjong Rhu Flyover were closed for road works.

 
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