KUANTAN: A former bauxite-transport lorry driver implicated in a road accident that killed a teacher last December has claimed trial to the charge.
Fairuz Azman Azmi, 36, was accused of driving recklessly and endangering the public, causing the death of school teacher Norhaili Ahmad Zabidi.
The incident occurred in front of Ibam Mining, along the Kuantan Bypass, at 3pm on Dec 21 last year.
The case has been fixed for next mention on Sept 26.
The owner of the lorry, Teh Ling Hock, was fined RM28,000 by the Sessions Court.
Sessions Court judge Unaizah Mohd meted out the fine after Teh, 46, pleaded guilty to all three charges. Teh paid the fine.
He was charged with failing to ensure the safety of other road users by not maintaining the lorry adequately and for modifying the vehicle without approval.
The third charge was for overloading the lorry by carrying 30,090kg of bauxite, exceeding the weight limit of 21,000kg by 43.3%.
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