MALAYSIA — A tragedy struck this Thursday as a man and his six-month-pregnant wife met up with a fatal tragedy during their daily commute to work.
The accident occurred at approximately 7:00 a.m. that morning, at the 18.4 km mark of the Second Link between Malaysia and Singapore.
The couple who lived in Johor Bahru was riding a motorcycle, preparing to enter Singapore through the Tuas Checkpoint to go to work at the time of the incident.
The young Malaysian couple was 36-year-old Low Kim Cheong and 30-year-old Tan Li Ru who was six months pregnant at the time of her death.
Paramedics had pronounced the couple dead on the scene.
According to the elder sister of the deceased woman, Tan Liqin, who spoke to Singapore media Shin Min Daily News, her sister and brother-in-law had been working in Singapore for many years.
“They got married in 2018 and worked in different hardware stores, and their two-year-old son was left to my mother to take care of. My sister was six months pregnant at the time of the incident.”
ACP Rahmat Ariffin, Iskandar Puteri district police chief, told the media that the investigations showed that the motorcycle had skidded by itself, and it is believed the accident involved a single vehicle.
Deceased’s family members hoping to find culprit of accident
However, Tan who went to the accident scene after she heard the bad news on Thursday morning, believes there is no evidence of the couple’s motorcycle slipping and losing control at the scene. The sister has since filed a police report.
Tan said some passer-by claimed there was a driver who hit-and-run at the scene.
“Some people at the scene said that a silver (Malaysian) locally-made car hit them and then fled the scene, but we did not see it with our own eyes.”
Some of the family members and relatives of the deceased have posted on Facebook and attached photos of the scene, hoping to find the driver who passed by at the time to provide the driving record to restore the scene of the accident.
One of the post wrote: “Dear cousin and her husband left us this morning. She was also carrying a baby in her womb…”
“Is there anyone who has dashcam footage of the accident scene at the second passageway in front of the hospital in Colombia between 7-8 am this morning? If so, please contact me. Thank you, everyone.”
The sister of the deceased also posted on Facebook, asking for witnesses to come forward with footage as they disagreed with the local police’s conclusions.
“Dear friends, we need your help with a recent car accident that occurred on 16 March 2023. ”
“My sister and her husband were involved in a serious accident on their way from Bukit Indah Highway to Tuas. My sister, who is pregnant, was severely injured and passed away. If anyone has any information or dashcam footage, we would greatly appreciate it. ”