Septuagenarian fined RM4,000 over collision with ambulance

The court complex in Kuching.

By Dorcas Ting

KUCHING, Oct 1: A driver involved in a collision with an ambulance that was rushing to send a pregnant woman to the hospital last February, was fined RM4,000 in default of three months’ jail.

Magistrate Nuruhuda Mohd Yusof passed the sentence after Raymond Teo Tong Eng, 74, pleaded guilty.

The accused, who was driving a 4WD Nissan X-Trail, was coming from Green Road when it collided with the ambulance at the traffic light intersection at Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce Road, at about 9.30am on Feb 26, 2019.

The ambulance, ferrying a pregnant lady, was heading to the Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) from the Kota Sentosa Health Clinic.

The patient and a nurse were injured in the incident.

The accused is charged under Section 43(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

Prosecuting Officer Inspector Jimmy Tanjong Andrew Mang prosecuted, while the accused was unrepresented. — DayakDaily