Jail, driving ban for man caught side-swiping motorcycle on viral video
- POSTED: 11 Oct 2013 17:30
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A lorry driver who side-swiped a motorcycle and caused injury to the rider was on Friday jailed seven weeks and banned from driving for five years.
SINGAPORE: A lorry driver who side-swiped a motorcycle and caused injury to the rider was on Friday jailed seven weeks and banned from driving for five years.
52-year-old Goh Hwee Tiong admitted to causing grievous hurt to 27-year-old Hazel Ng, a trainee teacher.
The incident occurred on January 18 at about 1.35pm along Pan Island Expressway towards Changi Airport.
At that time, both parties were driving along the centre lane of the three-lane expressway at about 80 to 85 kilometres per hour.
The accused's lorry followed closely behind Ms Ng, then a probationary rider.
Goh then started to overtake Ms Ng on her right, and without signalling, he started to filter towards the right lane.
This caused a side-swipe of the victim's motorcycle, which skidded.
The incident was captured by the camera of the car travelling behind them, and the video went viral online.