Singapore Police Force (SPF) has announced that the Traffic police has charged the 53-year-old businessman Lim Chai Heng on Tuesday (Dec 20) for an offence of Rash Act Causing Death pertaining to a road traffic accident involving four cars, one motorcycle and one private bus which occurred on 19 December 2016 at about 8am along Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) before the underpass leading to Tuas Checkpoint.
The Police said that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect was travelling along AYE towards Tuas Checkpoint during morning rush hour where he was believed to have made a U-turn and travelled against the flow of traffic along AYE (Tuas) . He then collided into several vehicles.
As a result of the accident, a 37-year-old man died at the scene and four others were conveyed to the National University Hospital (NUH).
The suspect was subsequently charged in NUH, where he was warded for his injuries. The holding charge was read to Lim by a Chinese interpreter.
The victim who passed away, Mr Liong Kuo Hwa, was a media personality. He had appeared in several films, television programmes and commercials. Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene by the paramedics.
His 37-year-old wife, who was in the car with him, along with a rider and his pillion, was conveyed to the hospital and has been warded at NUH.
At the scene, the son of the suspect, who was in the car with him at the time of the accident told an eyewitness that his father is depressed and offered his apology.
Investigations are ongoing. Anyone convicted for the offence of Rash Act Causing Death under Section 304A(a) of the Penal Code, Chapter 224 is subjected to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.
The Traffic Police said that it would like to appeal to the public not to circulate the photos or videos of the deceased, in respect of the family.