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SPEEDING MOTORCYCLIST KILLED IN CRASH WITH LORRY @ LIM CHU KANG, LORRY DRIVER JAILED

In a heart-wrenching incident, a lorry driver’s ill-fated turn near a cemetery in Lim Chu Kang resulted in the tragic death of a 21-year-old motorcyclist.

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The driver, Jumade Dafir, has been sentenced to three weeks’ jail and an eight-year driving ban for causing the fatal accident, according to Channel NewsAsia.

The Unfortunate Incident: Details Unveiled

On April 15, 2022, at approximately 5:55 pm, Jumade Dafir, a lorry driver for a waste management company, collided with 21-year-old Goh Kai Yeow while making a right turn near the Muslim Cemetery Path 17 in Lim Chu Kang.

Despite the victim, Mr. Goh, having the right of way, Jumade failed to give way as he turned into Lim Chu Kang Road. The collision occurred at the junction turning towards Jalan Bahar.

The collision’s impact was severe, with the lorry spinning anti-clockwise and Mr. Goh being flung off his motorcycle. Tragically, Mr. Goh, who wore a compliant motorcycle helmet, succumbed to his injuries on the spot.

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Immediate Aftermath: Injuries and Emergency Response

Apart from the loss of Mr. Goh, Jumade’s wife and another relative in the front cabin of the lorry suffered injuries. Jumade’s wife experienced a hand fracture and injuries to her eye, while the other relative endured scalp pain.

Jumade, realizing the gravity of the situation, promptly stopped the lorry. His relatives, along with him, rushed to assist the injured, including Mr. Goh. An ambulance was called, but unfortunately, Mr. Goh was pronounced dead at the scene.

Legal Proceedings: Sentencing and Considerations

Jumade pleaded guilty to driving without reasonable consideration and causing death. He was subsequently sentenced to three weeks’ jail and an eight-year driving ban.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Huo Jiong Rui acknowledged that while Mr. Goh’s high speed significantly contributed to the accident, Jumade’s poor driving record and past violations were factors considered in determining culpability.

The report from the Forensic Chemistry and Physics Laboratory revealed that Mr. Goh’s motorcycle was traveling at an average speed of 134kmh to 158kmh, far exceeding the speed limit.

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