Twist of fate allows student to see parents one last time

Twist of fate allows student to see parents one last time
Caleb (right) and Elynn waiting to claim the bodies of their parents at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital mortuary in Ipoh.

IPOH - University student Lee Elynn would not have been able to see her parents one last time yesterday if her classes had not been cancelled.

The 21-year-old said she usually only came home once a month from Kuala Lumpur, where she was studying.

"It so happened that my classes were cancelled and I came back to Ipoh on Wednesday," she said.

"I was trying to catch a few more hours of sleep before my 9am train back to Kuala Lumpur when my phone rang.

"A voice on the other end told me that my parents had been hit by a car while jogging. He was actually telling me that they had died," she said at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital mortuary here where she waited to claim the bodies yesterday.

Her parents - rubber factory maintenance manager Lee Woon Bin, 51, and Teh Siew Choo, 47, an employee of a concrete manufacturer - were on their regular Sunday morning jog along Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah when a car ploughed into them at 6.30am.

Lee died on the spot as a result of serious head injuries after the couple was hit from behind. Teh was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Elynn's brother, Lee Caleb, 18, said their parents were avid runners, who had joined a running club last year.

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