Singapore — A motorist who ran a red light and crashed into a motorcyclist, killing the driver and injuring his pillion rider, was sentenced to two weeks in jail and banned from driving for five years on Monday for causing death through negligence, The Staits Times online news reported.
The incident occurred at the junction of Victoria Street and Rochor Road at 1:41am on May 16, 2011.
Iskandar Abdollah, 21, was fined $4,000 for causing grievous hurt to the pillion rider, Mr. Senthil Kumaran Palanisamy, a 28-year-old Malaysian. He was convicted of two charges last month, but is appealing the decision.
He was also convicted of causing the death of Mr. Yogesvaran Ganesan, a 23-year-old Malaysian, after running the red light.
Mr. Yogesvaran was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Senthil suffered leg fractures in the accident and was on five weeks medical leave from his job as a waiter at Marina Bay Sands. Image/reach.gov.sg