As much as last year’s most viral dashcam clip downright entertained us all, the two individuals involved in the conflict aren’t having much fun right now. Both parties faced the music in State Courts today, and both are facing pretty serious charges, Yahoo News Singapore reported.
The infamous incident took place on the morning of Dec 22 last year along Pasir Ris Drive 3, when 35-year-old cyclist Eric Cheung Hoyu smashed a truck driver’s side mirror out of anger. The 57-year-old truck driver, Teo Seng Tiong, swerved into Cheung, causing the cyclist to tumble off his bike. As brutal as the collision appeared to be, no injuries were reported.
The charges, as reported by Yahoo, are as follows:
One count of committing mischief by knocking off the truck’s side mirror, which costs $15. Whoever commits mischief shall be punished with up to a year in prison and/or a fine.
One count of riding his bicycle in a disorderly manner, without due regard for the safety of others and causing obstruction to faster moving vehicles. As seen in the clip, he rode in the middle of the leftmost lane instead of keeping to the far left edge of the road. He could be made to pay a $20 fine.
One count of causing hurt to Cheung through a negligent act. He is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout to his right while overtaking the cyclist. This resulted in his truck encroaching into the path of a taxi, which made him swerve left and collide with the biker. He could be imprisoned for up to six months and/or fined up to $2,500.
One count of failing to make a police report about the incident within 24 hours of the accident. Failure to lodge a police report within 24 hours of the incident is considered an offense under the Road Traffic Act unless particulars have been exchanged. If convicted, Teo is liable to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months.
Teo plans to plead guilty and will appear in court on Jan 30. Cheung’s next date in court will be on the same day.
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