Driver crashed into taxi, causing it to spin and injuring cabby at Portsdown Road

A car collided with a taxi, causing it to spin and causing grievous hurt to a cabby at a road junction in One-North on March 30, said police.

The taxi had the right of way. The 50-year-old taxi driver suffered a rib fracture.

Mohamed Nizam Mohamed Rani, 50, was driving the car along Central Exchange Green towards One North Crescent when he failed to keep a proper lookout at the junction of Portsdown Road and failed to stop at the stop line.

He was charged with driving without reasonable consideration causing grievous hurt as he was previously charged with inconsiderate driving on May 2, 2002.

Mohamed Nizam was one of five motorists charged in court on Wednesday (Aug 16) for driving offences.

A van driver, Uddin Helal, 31, was charged for dangerous driving causing hurt.

On April 10, he was driving along Jalan Besar when he failed to conform to the red-light signal at the pedestrian crossing near the junction of Rowell Road, hitting two elderly pedestrians who were crossing the road.

The third case happened on Aug 27 last year. 

Xie Hongcheng, 36, made a discretionary right turn at the traffic light cross junction of Tampines Street 61 and Tampines Avenue 6 and hit a pedestrian who was crossing the road when the light was in her favour and sustained grievous hurt.

Xie was charged with driving without reasonable consideration causing grievous hurt.

From left: Uddin Helal and Xie Hongcheng. Photos: Shin Min Daily News

Van driver Lee Hwee Choon, 60, was charged with the same offence for hitting 72-year-old cyclist at the junction of Defu Lane 12 and Hougang Avenue 3 on Jan 19.

So was Lee How Zhen, 45, who was driving along the Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway towards Marina Coastal Expressway on March 20 when he failed to exercise care while changing lane and collided with a motorcycle which was travelling straight, causing the motorcyclist to sustain grievous hurt.

The offence of driving without due care or reasonable consideration causing grievous hurt carries a penalty of a fine of up to $5,000, an imprisonment term of up to two years, or both. Those convicted of dangerous driving causing hurt may be fined up to $10,000, jailed for up to two years, or both.

Motorists convicted of these offences may also face disqualification from driving.