SINGAPORE: A lawyer was charged Wednesday (September 21) with failing to stop and assist a motorcyclist after a collision.
Gregory John Fong Mun Yung, 49, is believed to have seriously injured 42-year-old motorcyclist Lee Mem Woh in the incident along the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) near the East Coast Parkway Exit at approximately 5:56 p.m. on June 13. 2021.
Fong was each given a count of failing to stop, failing to provide assistance, and causing serious injury while driving in a manner dangerous to the public.
According to his charges, Fong drove his car in a dangerous manner by overtaking Mr. Lee, who was riding a motorcycle at 5:56 p.m. on lane two of the three-lane highway along KPE toward Tampines Expressway.
His dangerous driving reportedly resulted in a collision, in which Mr Lee was seriously injured.
According to the register of the Ministry of Law, Fong is the director of the law firm Fong & Fong. UKTN has contacted Fong & Fong for a statement.
The case was adjourned for Fong to hire a lawyer. It will be heard again on October 12.
If Fong is convicted of driving in a dangerous manner and causing serious injury to another, Fong could face one to five years in prison. A repeat offender can be jailed for up to eight years.
If convicted of failing to provide assistance after a traffic accident, Fong could face up to three months in prison, a fine of up to $1,000 for a first offense, or both.
If convicted of failing to stop, Fong could face up to three months in prison, a fine of up to $1,000 for a first offense, or both.