Speeding driver lost control of Mercedes before crashing into Gojek driver’s car, killing him

Speeding driver lost control of Mercedes before crashing into Gojek driver's car, killing him

The impact of the collision cracked and crumpled the front bumper of Ng’s car, punctured all four tyres and twisted two wheel rims.

The crash crumpled the bonnet and top portion of the Gojek driver’s car, ripped off its front bumper and smashed both windscreens.

The other vehicles were also damaged in the accident, with the bills running into the thousands – the family’s car cost almost S$19,000 (US$14,036) to repair, while the Gojek driver’s car was scrapped as it was too damaged to be fixed.

The Gojek driver, Mr Kenn Wong Mun Soon, was on the job when his car was hit. He suffered a fatal traumatic rupture of the descending thoracic aorta, the main artery in the body, and died in hospital after resuscitation efforts failed.

The other five victims, including two passengers in the Gojek car, suffered injuries ranging from lacerations, embedded glass, retrograde amnesia, fractures and a traumatic brain injury.

The two children were not injured.

The motorcyclist who was crushed between two vehicles is likely to experience stiffness in his knee and ankle, and decreased endurance in strenuous lower limb activities. 

His motorcycle, which was valued at S$6,500, was also scrapped as it could not be repaired.

Ng failed a breathalyser test administered at the scene and was arrested and taken back to Traffic Police Headquarters, where he failed another breath test. He had 42 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath, above the limit of 35 microgrammes.

Ng will return to court for mitigation and sentencing in July. He is represented by lawyers Shashi Nathan and Jeremy Mark Pereira from Withers KhattarWong.

For dangerous driving causing death, he can be jailed between two and eight years as a first-time offender. He can also be banned from driving for 10 years.

The penalties for drink driving for a first-time offender are a jail term of up to 12 months, a fine of between S$2,000 and S$10,000, or both. They can also be banned from driving for two years.

Repeat offenders can be jailed for up to two years and fined between S$5,000 and S$20,000. They face a driving ban of five years.