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Lawyer charged over hit-and-run with motorcyclist who allegedly sustained serious injuries

Lawyer charged over hit-and-run with motorcyclist who allegedly sustained serious injuries

File photo of the State Courts in Singapore. (Photo: CNA/Calvin Oh)

SINGAPORE: A lawyer was charged on Wednesday (Sep 21) with failing to stop and render assistance to a motorcyclist after a collision. 

Gregory John Fong Mun Yung, 49, was said to have caused serious injuries to 42-year-old motorcyclist Lee Mem Woh in the incident along Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) near East Coast Parkway Exit at about 5.56pm on Jun 13, 2021. 

Fong was handed one count each of failing to stop, failing to render assistance and causing grievous hurt while driving in a manner which is dangerous to the public. 

According to his charge sheet, Fong drove his car in a dangerous manner by overtaking Mr Lee, who was on a motorcycle riding on lane two of the three-lane road along KPE towards Tampines Expressway at 5.56pm.

His dangerous driving allegedly resulted in a collision, causing grievous hurt to Mr Lee. 

According to the Ministry of Law's registry, Fong is the director of Fong & Fong law firm. CNA has reached out to Fong & Fong for a statement. 

The case was adjourned for Fong to engage a lawyer. It will be heard again on Oct 12. 

If convicted of driving in a dangerous manner and causing grievious hurt to another, Fong may be jailed between one and five years. A repeat offender may be jailed up to eight years. 

If convicted of failing to render assistance after a road accident, Fong may be jailed up to three months, fined up to $1,000 on a first offence, or both.

If convicted of failing to stop, Fong may be jailed up to three months, fined up to $1,000 on a first offence, or both.
 

Source: CNA/wt(ta)
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