Lorry driver jailed for causing death and injuring 14 others
A lorry driver was jailed for eight weeks and banned from driving for five years on Tuesday over a head-on collision with another lorry which claimed the life of one and seriously injured 14 others.
Periyasamy Jayaprakash, 25, an Indian national, admitted to causing the death of Mr Mathialagu Kathiravan, 19, a passenger in the rear cabin of the lorry, through his negligence along Tanah Merah Coast Road on July 3 last year.
Jayaprakash who came to court in a wheelchair also pleaded guilty to causing grievous hurt to the other lorry driver and 13 passengers by doing a negligent act to endanger life at about 6.20am that day.
All the victims, aged 22 to 36, are Indian nationals.