TEEN’S WISH UN­FUL­FILLED

Fa­ther of 18-year-old dies in car crash two days be­fore SPM re­sults an­nounced

New Straits Times - - News - NOOR HIDAYAH TANZIZI SITIAWAN news@nst.com.my

EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD Tan Jin Jin was look­ing for­ward to col­lect her Si­jil Pe­la­jaran Malaysia (SPM) re­sults with her fa­ther to­day.

How­ever, that is no longer pos­si­ble as he was killed in an ac­ci­dent on Tues­day night.

Tan’s fa­ther, Siew Hock, 57, and his two friends, Chuah Yeong Boon, 39, and Chuah Soon Kok, 62, died when the car they were trav­el­ling in col­lided with a crane at Km 42 of Jalan Teluk In­tan — Sitiawan at Batu 14 Lekir on Tues­day night.

Two oth­ers in the car, Ang Kok Keong, 48, and Lai Kim Hooi, 62, suf­fered se­ri­ous in­juries and were ad­mit­ted to Hospi­tal Seri Man­jung (HSM).

In the 11.15pm in­ci­dent, the Toy­ota Altis that the five friends were in crashed into the crane while on their way back from a din­ner at Sun­gai Tiang in Ba­gan Datuk.

“Yes­ter­day (Tues­day) morn­ing, my fa­ther and mother sent me to a driv­ing school in a car. That was the last time I saw him.

“This is a trial for me. I’m not sure whether to col­lect my SPM re­sults af­ter ev­ery­thing (burial) is done, or wait for my brother, who is work­ing in Sin­ga­pore, to ar­rive.

“My two sis­ters, who are also work­ing there, have been in­formed of the ac­ci­dent.

“My younger sis­ter is ac­com­pa­ny­ing mother at home,” she said at HSM yes­ter­day.

Mean­while, Yeong Boon’s el­dest child, Cheng Zhe, 14, said he last saw his fa­ther af­ter school when he re­turned home to take the mo­tor­cy­cle as he worked part-time.

“Ev­ery­thing was nor­mal,” said the el­dest of four sib­lings.

Man­jung po­lice dis­trict chief As­sis­tant Su­peri­ten­dent of Po­lice Tengku Mohd Zailan Tengku Ah­mad Shah said the crane driver was de­tained un­der Sec­tion 41(1) of the Road Trans­port Act 1987 to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

HIDAYAH TANZIZI PIC BY NOOR

The car in­volved in the crash that killed Tan’s fa­ther at Km 42 of Jalan Teluk In­tan-Sitiawan.

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