Man fined for crash that killed his daughter

Man fined for crash that killed his daughter

A man whose driving resulted in the death of his 11/2-year-old daughter was fined $800 and banned from driving for three months yesterday.

Alfred Ng Hon Lum, 30, was driving along the Central Expressway (CTE) at the slip road to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 on Sept 22 last year when he crashed into the back of a stationary SBS Transit bus which had its hazard lights on.

His daughter, who had been treated at KK Women's and Children's Hospital earlier, died three days later.

Ng, whose occupation was not known, pleaded guilty to driving without reasonable consideration, which is punishable with a fine of up to $1,000 and/or a jail term of up to six months.

A traffic court heard that Ng was heading home with his wife and daughter that morning, after his child was treated at KK hospital.

He was driving his Nissan Latio on the extreme left of the four-lane CTE towards Seletar Expressway.

As he approached the slip road to Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, he failed to keep a proper lookout ahead and rammed into the back of the bus driven by Li He Zuo.

His wife was then in the front passenger seat and holding her daughter, who was unwell.

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