BKE accident: Man charged with causing death by rash act

The site of a horrific collision involving nine motorcycles and a van at the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), in Singapore on Thursday evening. (Photo: New Straits Times reader)

A 24-year-old Singaporean involved in Saturday’s fatal accident along the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) was charged in court on Monday (13 Mar). Koh Boon Ping was charged with two counts of causing death by doing a rash act.

According to the charge sheet, Koh had collided into Malaysian motorcyclists Loke Whay Mam, 50, and Lim Chun Hong, 34, who were both in a stationary position on their respective motorcycles at the road shoulder on 11 March.

The crash claimed the lives of Loke and Lim and injured six others. The six injured victims, all Malaysians, were sent to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Koh, who was wearing a green t-shirt when he appeared in court, had been remanded since the accident. He is out on $15,000 bail.

The case will be mentioned again on 27 March.

Family members collected the remains of the two victims on Sunday, reported the New Straits Times.