Found out that the driver and occupants of the BMW he crashed into are members of my church. Fortunately they were driving a BMW and survived, if they were in a Cheery QQ, sure finished...
People like this should not be on the streets.
I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time
All these ASK need to do, is to open their bloody big mouth and ASK from their father...ASK for a car, gets a car...ASK for a house, gets a house...
All these police bullshit about needing investigation...if so, why take action immediately after a public uproar? You mean an uproar like that can suddenly provide more evidences for them to make a case?
From the way the car is damaged, and I'm sure countless accounts from thoe involved, is there any ambiguity at all?
That stretch of road changes ever so often, how is it possible to return to the scene of the incident months or years later, hoping to find evidences?
Even some plane crashes don't take that long to conclude investigation, sheesh.....
The police response to the long amount of time needed doesn't seem to explain it.
How complex was the case?
April 25, 2007
Court suspends accused's driving licence ahead of trial
By Khushwant Singh
NEARLY two years after he crashed a sports car he was test-driving, resulting in the death of a sales executive, 26-year-old Regan Lee Da Wen had his driving licence suspended by a district court on Monday.
Having taken him off the road, at least temporarily, the court then charged him with causing the death of 22-year-old Ms Angelia He Xueli by driving dangerously.
The charge against Lee carries a mandatory jail sentence of up to five years. He could also be permanently disqualified from driving.
Lawyers said it is unusual for the court to suspend someone's licence before their case has been heard. Usually, drivers are disqualified only after they have been convicted, but Lee created a stir when he asked car enthusiasts last month in an online forum for advice on two high-performance cars he was eyeing - a Volkswagen Golf GTI and a Subaru WRX STI-S.
His remarks sparked calls for him to be banned from driving until the case had been investigated.
The purchaser with an oil storage firm also faces at least two civil suits.
Ms He, a sales executive, was a passenger in the Mazda MX-5 convertible Lee took out for a test drive in October 2005. Just minutes into the drive, Lee lost control of the $110,000 sports car along Paya Lebar Road.
It veered to the right, mounted a centre island, crossed onto the other side of the road and smashed head-on into a BMW, before flipping over and hitting a van.
Lee escaped unhurt, but Ms He, the only child of an odd-job worker and a bakery assistant, died in hospital.
The owner of the BMW, 46-year-old sales manager Raymond Lim, is claiming $29,000 from Lee for repairs to his car.
Mazda's insurers admitted full liability late last year, but the amount of compensation Mr Lim and his family will get for their injuries has yet to be finalised. The lawyers are also awaiting a specialist's report on his wife's neck injury.
Besides severe whiplash, she suffered concussion and bruises on her face and spent five days in hospital. Their son, now nine, is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. An aunt, who was in the car, fractured her shoulder blade and also spent five days in hospital, while an uncle escaped with no major injuries.
Mr Lim said he still suffers back and shoulder pains. 'I can't stand up straight. Doctors tell me it's strain,' he said. The van's occupants, a couple, escaped unhurt.
Ms He's parents, who are also suing Lee, could not be reached for comment.
Lee has been released on $10,000 bail. A pre-trial conference will be held on June 18 to discuss arrangements for the trial.
Last edited by xtemujin; 26th April 2007 at 11:14 PM.
Hmm it looks like his trial is going to be more popular than NKF....
I always find it odd that the punishment for reckless acts or negligence leading to the loss of an innocent's life is so light.
Somehow all the various crimes and severity of punishment doesn't go hand-in-hand. Well except maybe 1st degree murder.
How i wished if the Mazda MX-5 had crashed on with not a BMW saloon, but a Land Rover Defender or Discovery with Bull bar...
It shouldn't have crashed at all.
Instead this *** should have crashed into a wall while driving alone.