SINGAPORE - A former taxi driver was taken to court on Friday (Jan 11) over a traffic accident that killed a National University of Singapore (NUS) student.
Yap Kok Hua, 55, was ferrying NUS student Kathy Ong Kai Ting, 19, and three of her schoolmates in his vehicle on April 19 last year when the tragedy occurred at around 7.30pm.
He was charged on Friday with causing her death by driving in a negligent manner. The Straits Times understands that he is no longer a taxi driver.
According to court documents, Yap was driving along Commonwealth Avenue West when he allegedly failed to give way to a car while making a right turn into Clementi Road and the two vehicles collided with each other.
The four students and the drivers of both vehicles were then taken to the National University Hospital.
Miss Ong, who sat in the rear, was later pronounced dead.