27-year-old Muhammad Ibrahim Abdullah was driving along Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2 on 19 April 2020, heading towards Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, when he fell asleep while driving.
He then beat a red light and mounted the pavement on a park connector, before stopping.
Ibrahim pleaded guilty on 21 September to one count of driving rashly and endangering human life, and was sentenced to 6 days imprisonment and banned from driving for 15 months.
On 19 April 2020, Ibrahim was driving along Ang Mo Kio Industrial park 2 heading towards Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 in his van, before mounting a curb along the park connector.
He was aware that he had mounted a curb but didn’t reverse back onto the road, continuing to drive along the pavement for another 1.2km before finally coming to a stop at the end of the PCN.
Another driver who had to brake his car to avoid a collision with Ibrahim’s van, approached Ibrahim’s vehicle and found him with his head on the steering wheel.
Ibrahim then woke up when the driver knocked on his window, and he (Ibrahim) told the driver that he was tired and wanted to go home when he was asked if he was okay.
The driver asked him to remain where he was and wait for the police to come, but Ibrahim then drove back onto the road and ran his vehicle into a railing and a bollard along the way.
The concrete wall along the park connector was grazed as a result, and the bollard was dented – but there were no injuries in the incident.
The van’s license plate was later traced by the police to a company, who then identified Ibrahim as being the assigned driver at the time of the incident.
Worked overnight and was tired
Ibrahim said that he had worked as a lorry driver from 18 April 2021 at 10.30pm to 6.30am the following day, before going on to start his second job as a food delivery driver.
He later fell asleep at the wheel in the afternoon while driving home.