Wife in bike crash dies, minibus driver arrested
Pillion rider in Yishun accident that killed her husband dies
The pillion rider who was injured in an accident that killed her motorcyclist husband last Sunday has died.
Meanwhile, the 21-year-old driver of a minibus involved in the crash has been arrested for causing death by negligence, said a police spokesman.
Madam Ng Soo Kiew, 60, who was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital after the crash, died on Wednesday.
According to Shin Min Daily News, she was unconscious for three days and underwent two operations, but her condition took a turn for the worse two days ago.
Lianhe Wanbao reported that her spine, ribs and thighs were injured.
The couple's son was quoted in the newspaper: "The doctors said she couldn't be saved so we had to let her go."
The funeral of Madam Ng's husband, Mr Wong Sang Him, 63, was supposed to be held yesterday, but has been postponed.
"We want them to be on the road together and (we) will have the funeral for them on Sunday," the son, who was unnamed, told Shin Min Daily News.
He was also quoted in Lianhe Wanbao as saying: "My father's not at fault. I want to seek redress for my parents."
He and several close family friends had gone to collect his mother's body yesterday morning.
The collision happened at Yishun Avenue 2 in front of Khatib MRT station at about 2.30pm.
On Monday, The New Paper reported that a family visiting on Hari Raya was shocked when Mr Wong's motorcycle rammed into the rear of their sedan.
But yesterday, the police revealed that the accident also involved a minibus.
TNP understands that the minibus had hit the motorcycle, which then slammed into the rear of the car.
A spokesman for the Singapore Civil Defence Force said they received a call about the accident at 2.34pm and sent two ambulances to the scene.
Paramedics pronounced Mr Wong dead but found Madam Ng conscious and in pain on the ground.
At the wake for Mr Wong yesterday at Block 604, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5, flowers with cards expressing condolences surrounded family members and close friends.
The couple's son told TNP he had received updates on the accident from the police, but did not feel comfortable saying more.
When approached, a relative of the couple also declined to comment.