Bugis fatal accident: Cabby’s daughter put plans to further her studies in university on hold after father’s death
Posted by temasektimes on May 14, 2012
The daughter of taxi driver Mr Cheng Teck Hock (pic left) who passed away in Tan Tock Seng Hospital yesterday evening has put her plans to study in a local university on hold. She has just graduated from a polytechnic in Singapore.
Mr Cheng was driving his taxi across a junction in Bugis on Saturday morning when a red Ferrari driven by a PRC ‘foreign talent’ Ma Chi appeared out of nowhere and rammed into his Hyundai Sonata, overturning it on the spot and trapping him and a female passenger.
Ma Chi died on the spot and the female passenger succumbed to her injuries hours later. Mr Qin was declared brain dead in hospital and eventually passed away from massive bleeding in his brain, liver and lungs.
Mr Cheng has been making a honest living driving a taxi for the past ten years. He is the sole breadwinner of the family and leaves behind two sons and a daughter.
Despite the tragedy, the Singapore media has been focusing on Ma Chi and portraying him as a ‘victim’ instead. One Chinese tabloid even went to the extent to glamorize him by describing as a ‘tall, handsome, young and successful’ tycoon working in the finance industry:
If you know the children of Mr Qin and their contacts, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are launching a donation drive to help raise funds for the family to tide over this period of time.