By Christian Lim
Singapore - 2 men were robbed of their lives in a fatal car accident along the PIE(Pan Island Expressway) on Monday, 17 January 2011. It caused a traffic jam kilometres long.
On 17 January 2011, at 11.21pm, the driver of a red Mitsubishi lost control, swerving into the silver Toyota beside it. Both drivers were instantly killed by the impact. The authorities were alerted, and arrived at the scene at 11.30pm. Both bodies were taken in for examination.
Eyewitnesses claim that the red sedan had not been driving steadily for a distance, and the driver had been behaving strangely, gesticulating wildly while driving. However, they had not taken much notice, and avoided the red sedan on the road.
Upon examination, it was revealed that the driver of a red sedan, Mr Anderson, turned out to have a high concentration of alcohol in his bloodstream, exceeding the acceptable levels. The other driver, Mr Sng, had not had time to react before the red Mitsubishi crashed into the side of his car.
Mr Sng’s family of four is seeking compensation, as Mr Sng had been the sole breadwinner, and the family now has no financial support. They have gone to court. Due to the high alcohol content in Mr Anderson’s blood, officials have concluded that he had been “drink-driving”. The outcome has not yet been decided.