Motorcyclist killed in accident on his 37th birthday

Motorcyclist killed in accident on his 37th birthday
PHOTO: Shin Min Daily News

It was supposed to be a day of joy for him last Sunday (Sept 3), but a motorcyclist never got to live a day past his 37th birthday.

After celebrating his birthday, the man was giving a 43-year-old female colleague a lift home when they were killed in an accident, Shin Min Daily News reported.

While riding along Tampines Expressway, he lost control of his motorcycle.

Both motorcyclist and pillion rider fell onto the road and sustained serious head and chest injuries.

They were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries, the police said in a statement.


Photo: Courtesy of deceased's family

The man's widow told the Chinese daily that he had intended to have a family meal with his mother and their two children to celebrate his birthday, but he never had the chance to return home.

He left behind a son and a daughter, aged four and six respectively.

Before his death, the man held two jobs. He refueled ships in the morning and made deliveries in the afternoon.

His 29-year-old wife said that although he was busy with work, he doted on his family and took them out for meals every week.

Photo: Shin Min Daily News

Although she thinks that her $1,800 salary as a project coordinator may suffice for now, the widow is worried about her family's expenses once their children start attending school.

"My husband is now gone but I will carry on for the sake of our children," she said.

Police investigations are ongoing.

GIVE.asia is looking at setting up a fundraising page for the deceased motorcyclist's family.

minlee@sph.com.sg

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