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He was in a coma after crash space

In 2006, Peter Tay had a close brush with death when he lost control of his black Toyota Supra sports car and hit a tree on Bedok South Avenue 1.

He was alone in the car and was taken to the intensive care unit of Changi General Hospital, where he went into a coma.

He regained consciousness three days later and was later moved to the Singapore General Hospital for surgery.

Following several operations on his head and face, Mr Tay returned to a 16-hour-day, seven-day-a-week work schedule less than a year later.

In 2013, he told The Straits Times that the accident was probably caused by a combination of overwork and flu medication.

While Mr Tay lost a chunk of his memory just before the accident and several weeks after, his only disability from the crash is anosmia - the loss of smell.

But he added that he could still enjoy his favourite food - nasi lemak and mee pok.

His wife, Taiwan-born Rebecca Wang, was in the final weeks of her first pregnancy at the time of the accident and Mr Tay had his first glimpse of his first child, Gabriel, just after he woke up from the coma, The Straits Times reported.

They had another son in 2012 and Madam Wang quit her job as a master planner for an architecture firm to look after their two boys, now aged eight and two.