08 Feb '11, 6am
Motorist who caused the death of former national sprinter Tan Eng Yoon was fined $9,000 & banned from driving for 5yrs
A MOTORIST who caused the death of former national sprinter Tan Eng Yoon in a road traffic accident was fined $9,000 and banned from driving for five years on Tuesday. Mohammed Iskandar Ariffin, 33, a safety supervisor, admitted to failing to keep a proper lookout while driving and causing his car to hit the 82-year-old pedestrian along Upper Thomson Road on Jan 30 last year. Mr Tan, president of the Singapore Olympians Association, was heading home after attending the 6.30am mass at the Church of the Holy Spirit when he was knocked down. He had crossed the first two lanes and was on the extreme right lane when Iskandar's car collided into him. Iskandar was then travelling at about 70 to 75kmh, above the 60kmh speed limit. Mr Tan died about 2 1/2 hours later in hospital despite resuscitative efforts.