Ex-Uber driver jailed 2 weeks for causing pedestrian's death

Amir Hussain
Senior Reporter
Soh Han Seong pleaded guilty to one charge of causing death by a negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

A former Uber driver who fatally knocked down a pedestrian in January last year was on Wednesday (9 January) jailed for two weeks.

Soh Han Seong, who will begin his jail term on 11 February, was also banned from driving for five years. The 42-year-old pleaded guilty to one charge of causing death by a negligent act not amounting to culpable homicide.

On 27 January last year, Soh was ferrying a passenger in his car along Tiong Bahru Road towards Outram Road. He was driving on the right lane of the two-lane road.

Soh failed to keep a proper lookout and crashed into Erwin Delacana Bermejo, 42, a Philippine national, who was crossing the road from Soh’s left to his right.

Bermejo lost consciousness and was sent to Singapore General Hospital bleeding from the head and mouth, and with multiple broken bones.

He succumbed to his injuries later that day without regaining consciousness. His cause of death was stated as head and chest injuries.

For causing death by a negligent act, by failing to keep a proper lookout on the road, Soh could have been jailed for up to two years and fined.

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