Indian jailed for negligent driving in Singapore

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Singapore: An Indian truck driver, who dozed off and ploughed into a man on an expressway here, was jailed for four weeks for negligently causing the man’s death.

Ramiah Karuppiah, 36, was also banned from driving for five years over the fatal accident along East Coast Parkway (ECP) June 13 last year, the Straits Times reported.

He pleaded guilty to failing to exercise proper control over his tipper truck at about 2 a.m. June 13, causing it to veer to the left into the second lane of the ECP. The vehicle hit Allan Galimba Galvez, 44, resulting in victim’s death.