A minibus driver who killed an elderly pedestrian after making a high-speed turn at a road junction was jailed for 28 months yesterday for what a deputy judge termed 'selfish, malicious and reckless' driving. Ng Chi-hung, 32, who was convicted earlier of dangerous driving causing death, which he denied, was disqualified from driving for two years. He was sentenced in the District Court under a revised penalty system that doubled the maximum penalty for the offence to 10 years' jail. The court heard earlier that Leung Charn-wah, 66, died after being struck by Ng's minibus as he crossed Soy Street, Mong Kok, on August 10 of last year. Leung and friend Choi Siu-kei had stopped to check for vehicles coming from Kwong Wah Street, but had seen none and started to cross. Mr Choi saw the minibus turn into Soy Street at high speed and rushed ahead to avoid it. But Leung, who was pushing a bicycle, was hit. He was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital with head, leg and back injuries and declared dead after being in intensive care for five days. Deputy Judge Johnny Chan Jong-herng said Siu's driving manner was selfish, malicious and reckless. He had also committed serious mistakes, which the driver of a public vehicle should not have made, by not slowing as he made his turn and by assuming the two men in front of the minibus would be able to get out of the way in time. Deputy Judge Chan also criticised Ng for showing no remorse. He said the driver had tried to put the blame on Leung by saying that the elderly man had suddenly run out into the street with his bicycle, leaving no time for the driver to prevent the collision.