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6 weeks’ jail, driving ban for bus driver who fatally ran over motorcyclist while turning

6 weeks’ jail, driving ban for bus driver who fatally ran over motorcyclist while turning
SINGAPORE — While driving a private bus in the Jalan Besar area five years ago, Manormani Ayyakannoo failed to notice V Govindarajoo riding a motorcycle on his right before he made a right turn.
The biker veered to avoid the larger vehicle, lost control, mounted the kerb and fell onto the road.
He died after the rear right wheel of Manormani's bus ran over his head. 
On Wednesday (June 15), Manormani, who worked for Singapore Johore Express Pte Ltd, was convicted after claiming trial to a single charge of causing Govindarajoo’s death by a negligent act.
The 62-year-old was sentenced to six weeks’ jail as well as disqualified from holding or obtaining all classes of driving licences for five years.
Those convicted of causing death by a negligent act can be jailed up to two years or fined, or punished with both. They can also be given a driving ban.
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