A relative of mine driving a van while exiting from his office's carpark accidentally knocked down a cyclist at the exit, unfortunately the cyclist passed away. What offence will this be and the maximum penalty ? What should / can my uncle do now ? p

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    answered on 15/05/2014

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    There are various offences that can potentially be made out. For example, if your uncle drove recklessly, this is an offence under s 66 of the Road Traffic Act. The maximum penalty here is 5 years imprisonment. In comparison, if he did so negligently, the penalty actually imposed may be far lesser. Your uncle may wish to consult a legal practitioner.

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