Family of Teen Who Died in Queensway Car Accident Appeals For Witnesses
His mother also hopes that the driver will take accountability for his actions and apologise to the family.
Following the tragic death of a 15-year-old boy from a car accident at Queensway, his family is now urging those who might have been at the accident scene to contact the police as soon as possible.
According to local Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao, the victim identified as Huang Jun Yong by was crossing the road along Queensway towards Jalan Bukit Merah when he was knocked down by a car at a u-turn junction on Tuesday (Oct 27) at 10.30pm.
According to the Chinese daily, he was sent flying at least eight metres away and bled continuously from his head.
The 54-year-old driver has reportedly been arrested for causing grievous hurt by negligent driving.
The 15-year-old was brought to the National University Hospital while in an unconscious state, police said. While doctors fought to save him, the teen eventually succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
Huang’s brother, 18, told Lianhe Wanbao that the family saw about six to eight doctors in the hospital ward. According to them, they tried to resuscitate his brother for two hours but to no avail.
The elder brother said that they were notified about the incident only around 2am when police officers came to their house. Thereafter, he rushed to the hospital together with his mother and grandmother.
The family hails from Perak, Malaysia but lives in Singapore.
Family Looking For Witnesses
While it has already been a week since the incident, Huang’s mother told Lianhe Wanbao that the driver has yet to contact the family.
“We just hope he will apologise and take accountability for the matter,” the single mother from Malaysia said.
Apart from hoping that the driver will apologise to them, the family is also urging witnesses who may have been in the area when the accident occurred to step forward.
Son Usually Follows the Rules
At the time of the accident, Huang was said to be heading home.
According to Huang’s mother to Lianhe Wanbao, the family did not realise that Huang did not return home on the day of the accident. She said they had gone to bed after Huang left home to buy some food.
She adds that her son usually returns home on time and she never had to worry about him staying out late.
On whether Huang could have been distracted by his phone while crossing the road, Huang’s mother said that her son did not carry his phone out with him that night and usually follows the rules.
While she was said to be unable to come to terms with her son’s passing and broke down in the hospital, she eventually told her son to leave with peace of mind.
If you have details to the car accident at Queensway, you can offer more information to the Police through the I-Witness online platform.
You may choose to remain anonymous or provide your contact information. Your identity will be kept strictly confidential.
Do however note that the Police may not update you on the outcome of the information provided.
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