18 May '11, 5am

Man charged over fatal road accident

Man charged over fatal road accident

Tijan Syafiq Selamat, 28, is said to have driven at an excessive speed of 71 to 85kmh in a 50kmh zone and failed to keep a proper lookout ahead, hitting Zhao Linqian who was crossing Punggol Field Road, on Dec 1, 2009. --ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW A CAR salesman who was found to be negligent at an inquest into the death of a five-year-old girl in a road traffic accident was charged on Wednesday with causing her death by dangerous driving. Tijan Syafiq Selamat, 28, is said to have driven at an excessive speed of 71 to 85kmh in a 50kmh zone and failed to keep a proper lookout ahead, hitting Zhao Linqian who was crossing Punggol Field Road, on Dec 1, 2009. His lawyer, Mr Manoj Nandwani, told the court that he would be making representations. A pre-trial conference has been set for June 13. If convicted of the offence under the Road Traffic Act, Tijan can be jailed for up to fiv...

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