Five-year ban for 83-year-old negligent driver


AN 83-YEAR-OLD widower, whose negligence caused the death of a motorcyclist, was on Thursday banned from driving for five years. 

Ser Kee Teck was also fined $6,500 (RM13,130).  

The thin, white-haired man, who had to be supported as he walked in and out of the dock, is believed to be the oldest driver prosecuted for such an offence. 

Despite his apparent frailty, the former teacher did pass his annual medical check-up last year, allowing him to keep his licence for another year. 

Ser had, on July 18 last year, failed to give way to oncoming traffic as he turned right into Upper East Coast. 

His car collided with Mohamed Ibrahim Mohamed Yusoff’s motorcycle. 

Mohamed Ibrahim, 52, a widower with three teenage children, died at the scene. 

Ser left the crash site but turned himself in to the police about an hour later. 

In a district court on Thursday, he admitted causing the Bedok crane operator’s death by a negligent act. 

Two other charges of failing to give help and removing his car from the scene were considered. – The Straits Times/ Asia News Network  

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