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An SMRT bus driver has been charged in court over a fatal accident at Dairy Farm Road in July.
SINGAPORE: An SMRT bus driver has been charged in court over a fatal accident at Dairy Farm Road in July.
Zhang Kun, 39, is accused of causing the death of a Malaysian, Mr Sasikumar Gunasakaran, who was 19 at the time of the accident.
Zhang, a Chinese national, allegedly did a rash act along the slip road of the Bukit Timah
Expressway into Dairy Farm Road by driving at 78 kilometres per hour, above the speed limit of 50 kilometres per hour.
This allegedly took place close to 9am on July 21, 2013.
Zhang supposedly lost control of the bus while making a sharp left bend and veered across the road to the centre divider.
The bus was said to have hit the concrete barrier and toppled over.
Zhang faces another charge of causing hurt to a second passenger, Mr Ramanand Panday.
His case will be mentioned again on January 27.
If convicted of causing death by a rash act, he could be jailed for up to five years and fined.
For causing hurt, a person can be jailed up to a year and fined up to S$5,000.