Cyclist fined, gets driving ban for causing biker's death

SINGAPORE - A cyclist was fined $6,000 and banned from driving all vehicles for five years on Tuesday, reported The Straits Times.

Shoel Abdul Bayes, 35, a Bangladeshi marine trades worker, was found to have caused the death of a motorcyclist in the accident on Jan 4, 2011.

Bayes had failed to keep a proper lookout when filtering to the right lane, resulting in a collision with the deceased, Mr Toh Eng Huat, 57.

Mr Toh, a delivery driver, hit the back of the bicycle and skidded to a halt 28m away. Bayes was also thrown off his bicycle upon impact.

Mr Toh died about seven hours later in hospital from his injuries.

Bayes has been working in Singapore since 1999 and was promoted to supervisor in 2009.

candicec@sph.com.sg