Ex-bus driver charged with causing pedestrian's death in Toa Payoh

Elena Chong
The Strait Times
Sep 27, 2016

A former SBS Transit bus driver was charged in court on Tuesday (Sept 27) with causing the death of an elderly pedestrian at Lorong 6 Toa Payoh in July this year.

It was Wong Kum Fatt's first day of work on July 7 when he allegedly failed to give way when making a left turn out from Toa Payoh interchange into Lorong 6 Toa Payoh at 6.24am while driving Service No 235.

This resulted in the bus hitting Mr Wee Joon Kin, 78, who was walking at a pedestrian crossing, causing his death. Mr Wee was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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The 36-year-old Malaysian's lawyer, Mr Rajan Supramaniam, asked for a Criminal Case Management Session to review the evidence.

Wong's $10,000 bail has been extended. He appeared in court with his wife and sister-in-law.

The case will be mentioned on Oct 25.

If convicted of causing death by negligence, he faces a jail term of up to two years and/or a fine.

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