Uber Driver who Killed Limping Aunty Crossing the Road Fined S$7000

Uber driver Pang Kim Suen has been fined S$7000 after he killed a limping woman who was crossing the road.

The 62-year-old has also been banned from driving for 5 years.

The court ruled that he had failed to keep a proper lookout when he hit the aunty, 60-year-old Mdm Ng Sock Ching, when she was walking across a pedestrian crossing in November last year.

The incident took place at Hougang Avenue 8.

Pang was ferrying a passenger in his private-hire Toyota Altis when he stopped at a U-turn junction behind some other cars.

The passenger told him that the correct U-turn point was further ahead, so Pang drove towards that point.

The road he was driving on just ahead of a pedestrian crossing was painted red to indicate it was a school crossing zone and drivers should pay extra care.

At the time, Mdm Ng, who walked with a limp, was crossing the road despite the “red man” signal”.

She had almost crossed 2 lanes and was a few steps away from the central divider when Pang’s car hit her.

Mdm Ng was flung forward and suffered severe injuries.

She died the next day.

Pang said in his defence that he felt extremely guilty for killing Mdm Ng, and said that he had learnt a “grave” lesson.



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