A mother whose four-year-old daughter was killed in an accident at Bukit Batok Central on Oct 9, 2017, is appealing for witnesses to come forth.
Stomp first reported the accident on Oct 10, in which a car had rammed into the girl and a maid.
In a post by Facebook user Jacelyn Wong on Thursday (Nov 23), the heartbroken mother recalled the fatal incident that left her daughter, Eleanor Tan dead, and their domestic helper injured.
Jacelyn told Stomp in a phone interview said that she was looking for witnesses to help with the police investigations.
She explained, “I’m not sure if the police have witnesses themselves, but I just want to gather as many witnesses as I can. I initially wanted to do this as soon as possible, but I just couldn’t do it. It was too difficult for me.”
According to a report by Shin Min Daily News, Jacelyn had stayed home to prepare her daughter’s favourite dish — steamed eggs — on the day of the accident.
However, she had felt disturbed the whole time as she was cooking, which she attributed to her maternal ‘sixth sense’.
She later received a call from the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and rushed down to the hospital with her husband, where they were informed of Eleanor’s passing.
A passer-by had revealed that both Eleanor and the maid were tossed into the air when the car hit them, and the impact cracked the front windshield of the vehicle.
Despite many helpful passersby rendering assistance, including a doctor who performed chest compressions on the unconscious Eleanor, she did not survive.
A 53-year-old driver was arrested for causing death by a rash act.
Speaking to The Straits Times, Ms Wong said she has been keeping herself busy every day, to take her mind off the tragedy.
“It’s hard. But we can only force ourselves to think positively.
“Life still goes on. I hope I can do it, but seriously as the days go by, the more I miss her. We visit her every day. Sunday will be the 49th day since she left us.”
The housewife added that she has left Eleanor’s room completely untouched since the tragedy.
“I don’t have the courage to pack (her things).”
She said that when Eleanor’s two-year-old brother starts school, she will gradually donate her daughter’s items.
A version of this article first appeared on Stomp. Additional reporting by The Straits Times.
(Photo: Facebook/Jacelyn Wong)
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