27 Jan '14, 6am

Driver jailed 2 weeks for accident which killed two boys

Driver jailed 2 weeks for accident which killed two boys

SINGAPORE: The cement truck driver who failed to keep a proper lookout and knocked into and killed two brothers, has been sentenced to two weeks' jail and banned from driving for five years. Munir Mohd Naim, 57, on Monday pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent act that does not amount to culpable homicide. The accident happened on January 28 last year at about 5.43pm at the junction of Tampines Avenue 9 and Tampines Street 45. At that time, Munir was driving the cement mixer and while turning left, failed to keep a proper lookout and drove into cyclist 13-year-old Nigel Yap and his seven-year-old brother, Donavan Yap, who was the pillion rider. The boys died in the accident. The prosecution urged the court to impose a two-week jail term and to disqualify Munir from driving for five years as the accused was "grossly negligent". It added that Munir did not stop before makin...

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