A truck driver has been charged over Monday’s fatal crash on Jandakot Road in South Perth, which claimed the life of an Indian National. The horrific accident happened on 18th September 2017 at 4pm. SBS Punjabi reported that the deceased man is identified as 66-year-old Gurbir Singh, a Sikh missionary from Chandigarh who was visiting his sons in Australia.
The truck driver Amritpal Singh is also an Indian National, on student visa. Amritpal Singh is charged with dangerous driving causing death and two counts of dangerous driving causing bodily harm. If the charges are proven he could be convicted for a maximum of 10 year jail.
Gurbir Singh’s 22-year-old nephew Guneet Singh, was driving the car at the time of the crash. He suffered a fractured leg. Gurbir’s brother, 69-year-old, Daljith Singh who was also travelling with them suffered only minor injuries. They both are admitted at the Royal Perth Hospital. Gurbir Singh died at the scene of the accident.
There were horrific scenes as firefighters were forced to cut two crash victims from the wreckage. Both the truck drivers were not injured at the crash.