Doctor Teo Tiong Kiat jailed four weeks for causing death of cyclist
Posted by temasektimes on May 25, 2012
A General Practitioner Dr Teo Tiong Kiat (pic left) who runs his own clinic in Clementi was jailed four weeks and banned from driving for five years for causing the death of a cyclist and seriously injured another.
The 64 year old doctor was driving along Clementi Road towards Upper Bukit Timah Road in the second lane on March 21, 2010 when he suddenly swerved into the extreme left lane of a four-lane road where the cyclists were cycling.
Dr Teo collided into the bicycles of 35 year old Mok Chee Kong and 24 year old Leong Poh Meng, throwing both men off his car’s roof and on the road.
Mok was unconscious and passed away in hospital three days later from severe head injuries while Leong suffered from serious head and neck injuries.
Dr Teo pleaded guilty to all five charges including failing to keep a proper lookout, causing grievious hurt and failing to render assistance to the victims.
Speaking to the media after the queries, Dr Teo expressed remorse for causing the accident ask for forgiveness from the victims’ family.