The family of 55-year-old cyclist Mark Anthony Kirk Doney, who died in an accident with a lorry, is suing the driver and his company for negligent driving, according to Shin Min Daily News and Mothership.
A claim was filed with the High Court on 10 October by the deceased’s 42-year-old wife, claiming that the driver, Selvakumar Ranjan’s negligent driving resulted in Doney’s death.
They are seeking compensation of more than $250,000.
The 55-year-old cyclist was cycling along Nicoll Drive on 10 November, heading towards Changi Coast Road when he got hit by a lorry that had abruptly turned out of the carpark.
Doney was unable to avoid the lorry in time, and he ended up succumbing to his severe traumatic injuries and dying 4 days later.
He left behind his 42-year-old wife and three children aged 11, 10 and 8.
Doney was the sole breadwinner of this family who earned more than $225,000 annually, and his family has suffered losses in their income since his death.
In the claim filed by the victim’s wife, she argued that heavy vehicles were not allowed in that parking lot, and said that Ranjan’s negligence in turning out of the carpark abruptly and not giving way to her late husband caused his death.
Doney was a Singapore permanent resident who was working as a self-employed visual effects designer and artist, who also worked on the visual effects compositing on the popular HBO fantasy show Game of Thrones, according to his LinkedIn profile.
The family is claiming $61,636.98 from the lorry driver as well as his company NTT Transport Sdn Bhd for medical expenses, cremation, lawsuits in Australia and bicycles and other personal expenses.
The High Court then decided on the rest of the compensation, which amounted to more than $250,000.