25 Apr '11, 6am

A driver who beat the red light and caused the death of a pedestrian, 64, was jailed 6 months

A driver who beat the red light and caused the death of a pedestrian, 64, was jailed 6 months

Tan Chin Tiong, 49, was jailed 6 months for causing the death of a pedestrian. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW A PRIME mover driver who beat the red light and fatally wounded a woman pedestrian at a signalised cross junction was jailed for six months on Monday. Tan Chin Tiong, 49, was also banned from driving all vehicles for seven years for causing the death of Madam Lim Choy Leng, 64, through dangerous driving. The accident happened when he was making a left turn from Jurong West Street 65 into Jurong West Street 62 without stopping at the signalised crossing on Nov 25, 2009. The court heard that Madam Lim was crossing the road with the green man showing she was struck by Tan's heavy vehicle. She died on the spot. He could have been jailed for up to five years for causing death by dangerous driving.

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