Traffic police officer charged with dangerous driving causing pedestrian’s death


A traffic police officer has been charged with dangerous driving that led to the death of a pedestrian in the Tai Seng area last year.

Muhammad Firdaus Yusoff was charged on Tuesday (Jun 25).

The officer, Muhammad Firdaus Yusoff, was riding a traffic police motorcycle at a speed well above the limit when the incident occurred.

According to reports, Firdaus was traveling between 94.3kmh and 111kmh in an area with a speed limit of 50kmh. He was unable to react in time when a pedestrian, Mr Tan Leng Hing, crossed the road on his left, resulting in a collision that caused Mr Tan to suffer multiple injuries leading to his death.

Source : SGRV Facebook

Firdaus, 32, did not indicate his plea during the court hearing on Tuesday.

The case has been adjourned to August for further mention. If found guilty of dangerous driving causing death, Firdaus could face a prison sentence of two to eight years, as well as a possible driving ban.

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