VAN DRIVER CHARGED WITH CAUSING DEATH
Koh Boon Ping, 24, who crashed into 9 m-cycles may get jail time if convicted
THE driver of a van that crashed into nine motorcycles along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) last Saturday was charged in the State Courts here yesterday with causing death by a rash act.
TODAYonline.com reported that Koh Boon Ping, 24, was accused of failing to keep proper control of his vehicle, resulting in the deaths of Malaysians Loke Whay Mam, 50, and Lim Chun Hong, 34.
The incident happened at 3.30pm along BKE towards Woodlands after the Seletar Expressway exit.
If convicted, Koh can be jailed up to five years or fined and/or both for each count, said the report.
It said no plea was taken from Koh as police needed more time to review the case, which would be re-mentioned on March 27.
Koh, who was driving towards the direction of the Woodlands Checkpoint on the day of the incident, was released on a bail of S$15,000 (RM47,200), the report said.