THE prosecution has filed an appeal against the conviction and sentence of a fine imposed on a motorist who caused the death of an elderly pedestrian along Upper Thomson Road last year.

Ng Jui Chuan, 34, a business development manager, was fined $7,000 and banned from driving last Thursday for causing the death of Madam Mok Sow Loon, 76, by doing a negligent act.

He was convicted of driving his car inspite of being tired and dozed off at the wheel, causing his car to hit Madam Mok, who was on her way to morning mass with her husband, Mr Wee Song Mong, 77.

Ng was also fined the maximum $2,500 for hurting Mr Wee by doing an act so negligently as to endanger life at about 6.48am on Nov 8.

The court heard that Ng had not slept for 22 hours before the accident, and had two glasses of wine at a friend's home in Yishun but he was not charged with drink driving.

He was tried for causing death by doing a rash act which normally attracts a jail term, but the court amended the charge to the lower limb of negligence after trial.

In January this year, another pedestrian, former Olympian Tan Eng Yoon, 82, died in a road traffic accident while he was on his way home after attending mass at the Church of the Holy Spirit along the same stretch of road.

Fatal accident: Prosecution appeals