Leow Cheer Keong Cause Of Death, Obituary Not Yet Available – On Wednesday (May 11), a man was sentenced to five months in prison and barred from driving for eight years for irresponsible driving in an incident that killed a delivery rider on a power-assisted bicycle.
Ter Chee Kwang, 55, pleaded guilty to causing the death of 42-year-old Leow Cheer Keong by driving without necessary care and attention. On the morning of May 13, 2021, Ter, a cleaning supervisor at the time, failed to keep a good watch while driving towards a junction along Sungei Road.
Ter had brunch with his former coworker at a coffee shop earlier that morning, according to the court. Ter consumed roughly three-quarters of a can of beer around 9.30 a.m.
At before 10 a.m., both men departed the coffee shop, with Ter offering to drive his companion to Beach Road. Ter was driving his rented car along Sungei Road towards Kelantan Road around 10.25 a.m. Mr Leow was riding his e-bike down Arab Street, a major thoroughfare, towards Weld Road, on the first lane of a two-lane road.
He was discovered to have suffered injuries to his head, including a skull fracture and blood pooling. Mr Leow was taken to the hospital for emergency surgery, but he died around 6 p.m. Head injuries was judged to be the cause of death. Ter was forced to take a breathalyzer test after the accident because he reeked of alcohol. He was arrested after failing the test.
The accident was caught on tape by a Public Transport Security Command closed-circuit television camera, which was shown in court. According to forensic analysis of the film, Ter’s automobile was traveling between 34 and 41 kilometers per hour at the moment of the crash. The speed of Mr Leow’s e-bicycle could not be accurately determined.
According to the Highway Code, when approaching a crossroads, drivers must glance right, then left, then right again, and not proceed until they are certain it is safe to do so. Ms Shen stated, “Had (Ter) undertaken necessary inspections, such as checking right a second time, he would have seen the deceased and would not have accelerated into the junction.”
“He could have, for example, inched his car out slowly to check and confirm that it was safe before proceeding into the junction if his vision of oncoming traffic was obstructed,” she continued. Ter, who was not represented by an attorney, told the judge that he “truly didn’t have time to respond because the bicycle was moving too fast” and that he was sorry.
He said that driving was his only means of support for his wife, three-year-old daughter, and elderly mother in a nursing home. The prosecutor responded that the victim’s actions had no influence on Ter’s guilt and that there was no proof that Mr Leow was driving at a high rate of speed. Those found guilty of causing death by driving without due care or reasonable consideration face up to three years in prison, a fine of up to $10,000, or both.