5 months' jail for ex-cabby who ran over Malaysian rider in fatal hit-and-run accident

A taxi driver was sentenced to 5 months’ jail, fined $1000, and his license suspended for three years after killing a Malaysian biker in a hit-and-run accident. 

The incident happened along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) on Aug 11, 2015, at around 6.13am.

The accused, 62, was a taxi driver during the time of the incident, reports Shin Min Daily News

Court documents revealed that the victim had been traveling along the expressway when he noticed a tire ahead. 

He steered his motorbike clear to avoid colliding into the tire, but lost control, resulting in the vehicle skidding.

The victim crashed and landed on the rightmost lane.

The accused was ferrying a female passenger and had driven past the scene.

He was unaware of the accident, and by the time he noticed the motorcyclist on the road, he was only about two to three car lengths away. 

The accused immediately veered his cab left, but it was too late, and the right tire of the cab went over the victim, crushing him.  

He did not stop the cab to render assistance to the victim and instead continued sending his passenger to Martin Road.

The accused did not report the case to the Police either.

Instead, he went to a workshop to fix the damages on his cab, forking out the cost from his pockets.

Unknown to him, the accident was captured on a surveillance camera. 

The accused was arrested 11 hours later from a carpark near his house.