Founding member of JUMBO group, 87, charged over accident that killed 72-year-old passenger

A founding shareholder of the seafood restaurant chain JUMBO group was charged in court on Wednesday ( Jul 10 ) over a car accident that left one person seriously injured and another fatally injured.

Ng Siak Hai, 87, was charged with driving without the proper investigation and maintenance, which resulted in death and terrible harm.

Ng is well-known in the area’s restaurants, and he founded Ng Ah Sio Bak Kut Teh, which remained its mouth despite his 2010 retirement.

On November 1, 2022, an accident along Nassim Road and Tanglin Road led to the customers fees.

Ng reportedly lost control of his car because he reportedly failed to exercise the proper care and attention while driving.

Before turning around, the vehicle veered to the left and collided with a branch by the side of the road.

As a result, Mr Ng Thit Hung, a 72-year-old man seated in the front passenger seats, died from his wounds.

Another customer, 75-year-old Tan Teck Immediately, suffered severe injuries.

Ng and his attorney, Mr. Choo Si Sen, showed up in court on Wednesday. He was offered bail of S$ 15, 000 ( US$ 11, 100 ) and said he would be pleading guilty.

He had a scheduled August meeting to do that.

For driving without due care and attention, causing dying, he could be jailed for up to three years, fined up to S$ 10, 000, or both.

For driving without due care and attention, causing severe upset, he could be jailed for up to two years, fined up to S$ 5, 000, or both.

He could also be banned from driving.