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MALAYSIAN PRIME DRIVER JAILED FOR FATAL ACCIDENT

A Malaysian prime mover driver was sentenced to six weeks in jail and disqualified from from driving in Singapore for five years for negligent driving which resulted in a fatal road accident. Chan Joo Kiang, 33, was driving on the right lane of the two-lane Gul Way near Tuas towards Pioneer Road at around 11.50am on May 7 last year when he spotted another prime mover travelling in the opposite direction. He failed to notice a motorcyclist, Wallace Sabing, 42, travelling straight on the road, of which he had the right of way, causing the motorcyclist to collide into the left centre portion of Chan's trailer. Mr Sabing was taken to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital where he died of multiple injuries about five hours later. A medical report revealed that he injured his brain and fractured his neck in the accident.

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3 EMERGENCY RESPONSE STAFF HURT AS THEIR VEHICLE HIT PRIME MOVER

Three emergency staff from port operator PSA were injured when their emergency vehicle skidded on the wet road and hit a prime mover. They were responding to a call at Keppel Road when the accident happened. A man in his 30s was trapped in the emergency response vehicle, and was extricated by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). He reportedly suffered serious injuries, and along with two other staff, were taken to hospital. The man was extricated using hydraulic tools, and hospital emergency workers were standing by to receive him when he was rushed to hospital.

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CARS CAUGHT FIRE IN SERIOUS ACCIDENT AT BKE

The spate of serious accidents continues to plague Singapore roads. In the latest case, 4 people were taken to hospital after two cars caught fire in a three vehicle accident long the BKE on Monday night. SCDF reported that it was alerted at 10:04 pm of the accident, and immediately dispatched rescue services. Two vehicles which caught fire were put out with compressed air foam. Two of the injured were taken to Ng Teng Fong Hospital, while the other two were taken to NUH.

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