THE TEMASEK TIMES

News and views from an unique perspective

Singaporean cabby Cheng Teck Hock fought for one more day to spend Mother’s Day with his wife and children

Posted by temasektimes on May 14, 2012

Yesterday was Mother’s Day. When most Singaporeans are happily celebrating the day with their families, one Singaporean family was grieving in hospital with the life of the father hanging by a thin thread.

Singaporean cabby Cheng Teck Hock (秦德福) who was involved in a tragic accident at Bugis on Saturday morning was given no more than half a day to live after being declared brain dead by doctors at Tan Tock Seng Hospital on 12 May 2012, but he soldiered on with determination to spend Mother’s Day with his wife and three children.

Mr Cheng was driving his taxi across a junction in Bugis when a speeding red Ferrari driven by a PRC ‘foreign talent’ Ma Chi appeared out of nowhere and rammed into it.

“His lungs, liver and brain are all bleeding massively. Doctors said as the bleeding occurred in the center part of his brain, they are unable to operate on him,” his wife told the media, breaking down in tears.

In an interview with Lianhe Zaobao, Mr Cheng’s son Cheng Dao Han (秦道汉) said his father managed to hold on for 39 hours with extraordinary determination:

“We thought father would not last the first night, so I stay behind to accompany him in hospital together with my younger brother. His blood pressure was already very low, but his heart beat still maintained at a rate of above 100. The doctor said he was using his determination to hang on. Till the last moment, we did not request the doctor to use drugs to prolong his life as we do not want him to suffer in pain.”

(“我们原以为父亲过不了第一晚,所以我和弟弟都留在医院陪他。今天他的血压已经很低,可是心跳还维持在100以上,医生说他是靠毅志力在撑着。最后一刻,我们没有要求医生用药物延长他的生命,因为不希望他继续痛苦。”)

Mr Cheng eventually passed away at 7.07pm on 13 May 2012, leaving behind his wife, two sons and a daughter. He is the sole breadwinner of the family. His eldest daughter just graduated from a local polytechnic and is putting her plans to further her studies in the university as a result of the family tragedy.

Meanwhile, the pro-foreigner mainstream media continues to downplay the role of the PRC driver in causing the tragic accident by portraying him as an innocent ‘victim’ and giving extensive publicity to his grieving family to win public sympathy while conveniently ignoring the plight and suffering of the real victims who have died or suffered serious injuries as a result of Ma Chi’s reckless and dangerous driving.

The Chinese tabloids had earlier heaped generous praises on Ma Chi, glamorizing him as “Young and Capable, Tall and Handsome” (年轻有为,高大英俊) and trumpeting his numerous ‘contributions’ to Singapore since arriving from Sichuan province a few years ago:


__________________________________________________________________________________________

Related articles:

Cabby’s daughter put plants to further her studies in university

Singaporean cabby whose taxi was rammed by Ferrari has passed away

Singaporean cabby now brain dead after being crashed by PRC Ferrari driver Ma Chi

VIDEO of fatal Bugis accident

VIDEO: Re-enactment of Bugis accident – Speeding car crashed into taxi in China

Bugis Ferrari accident: Man steals $300 from struggling woman trapped in taxi

PRC Ferrari driver sped to beat red lights causing fatal accident in Bugis

PHOTO: Fatal accident at Bugis involving Ferrari and taxi

VIDEO: Horrific road traffic accidents in China

About these ads

28 Responses to “Singaporean cabby Cheng Teck Hock fought for one more day to spend Mother’s Day with his wife and children”

  1. So Sad said

    Why you keep repeating “bleeding massively”
    Please correct “bleeding profusely”

    So So Sad ….. So So Sad ….So Sad….. So Sad ….So Sad So Sad ….So Sad….. So So Sad ….. So So Sad….. So Sad So ….Sad So Sad ….So Sad So Sad
    .

  2. Ken Lee said

    R.I.P!

  3. useful said

    nb , who to blame ? pay and pay ! pay money and life ! foreign talent ?! PUI !!! knn ! drive ferrari very sek zui arh ? nb , go back your country drive la ! come here drive for what ? nnb

  4. =/ said

    massive bleed and profuse bleeds are 2 different things. you can have a small bleed that is profuse and that could probably be fixed but a massive bleed means the site of bleeding is very big – prognosis is very poor.

  5. Sembawang Boy said

    What a Shame to the PRC driver!!!!! “Young and Capable, Tall and Handsome” (年轻有为,高大英俊)”, My Foot lah!!! i don’t think so, Contribute What? Just a load of rubbish and behavior!!!! Thanks to his recklessness that claim 2 innocent victim, he wiil be Burn in Hell!!!!!

  6. blackgenius007 said

    Frankly speaking, the press media really misleading the readers. I was thought the victim is the Ferrari driver when I saw the headline!!!! SUCK!! They only gave a small line to the REAL victim!!! WE NEED YOUR EXPLANATION!!

  7. Yomoka said

    HEY!, You guy have downs?! Someone Freaking Died here And you guys have time to Talk about grammar Mistake seriously? The Freaking ferrari, Sped across the god dam Junction when the lights are Red The cabby drive Was simply following rule on the road Out of no Where This China guy decide to speed like mentalist and Kill an Totally Innocent guy Who was Support 3kids and his wife,Do you guys seriously Have any freaking idea what would happen to his family now that their Sole breadWinner in the Family has passed away, Seriously Grow Up man if one day this Similar Case happen on your Family how would you feel, could you all seriously put yourself in someone else’s shoes for Once…

    • CAZ said

      agree with Yomoka, pity cabby driver, should claim against Ferrari’s family since they are so rich showing off staying in a $3 million East Coast Apt, driving a $400,000 BMW & a $1.8 million Ferrari, if it not before of PRC restless driver, it wouldn’t cause so many lives, furthermore, cabby driver is a sole breadwinner !!! claimed a few million from Ferrari family it is just a peanut to them.

  8. Lee said

    Well i guess its really sorrowful for his family, seems like the eldest have to face working life earlier then expected and shoulder the responsibility being the oldest.. Its really saddening to see things like that, but we have our PRCs and their attitude to thank. Stuck up arses, media only suck up to rich and famous, or only be a follower of the “ah kong and his clan” members. Life’s hard here boy..

  9. Angry Singapore Bird said

    wanna take in more immigrants? Please consider carefully, take in more & kill more peoples. It’s sad that recent accident cases mostly involved PRC. They can be seem everywhere, pushing, shouting & exhibiting all the bad habits from China. They are taken from the bottom of the barrel, looks as if China has deliberately released their undesirable people to Singapore

  10. roz said

    Sad to hear this tragedy death. the sole bread winner now gone, hope the goverment should interfere and punish this stupid idiotic prc, he should be punished not covered up his actions.

  11. NachoCheese said

    it doesnt matter where he’s from, whether he’s tall dark handsome rich whatever shit. but its just so annoying that he is also dead and even brought along two innocent people just because he was probably super drunk and therefore rushed across the junction when he shouldnt have. quite sure no drink driving is universal, whether as a regulation or common sense. why must the two innocent ones die too.. sighs.. and its so disgusting that the newspaper can still write it as if the ferrari driver was not at fault. where is the justice..
    the mother’s day part is just really heartbreaking. i hope the family will be okay. i dont think theres anything i can do to help but really, stay strong.

  12. gahmen_sucks said

    singapore media is indeed rubbish! u actually have praises for the moronic PRC driver who killed 2 innocent lives? what is happening to our country? are we all ran by idiotic gahmen who controls what we write and release to the public as well? are these the people you singaporeans vote for?? just take a look at the outcome of it all? who is to pay for all these? the general people of singaporeans for sure…

  13. jaded soul said

    Lives gone just like that….

    The reason this tragedy happened and so much nonsense has been spoken? People without a moral compass are everywhere, regardless nationality. People who think that it’s cool to drink and drive will still continue doing it. Singapore has turned into a scary place to live in.

    Death means you escape whatever punishment you would have received. Death means you will never get to see the smiles on loved ones faces ever again.

    What more can be done?

    The living have to endure the heartache. The living have it to themselves to realise that the person who you loved so dearly might not be who you thought them to be. The living have to continue breathing in this scary place.

  14. berber said

    i fully agreed with what is said above, the irresponsible driver ought to be dead for his action killing the innocent souls and worst still he might have affair behind his pregnant wife .. he should be at home with his kid and pregnant wife at this wee hour and not drunk with another CHINA young gal and killed two others ..

  15. berber said

    remember the bus incident which killed an old lady in sengkang recently .. ALSO AN ACT CAUSED BY THE IDIOTIC CHINA PEOPLE OUT THERE .. CRAWL BACK TO YOUR OWN COUNTRY OUT YOU GO THEN COME HERE HARMING INNOCENT SINGAPOREANS …

  16. Melongoh said

    Tall and handsOme???! Pui!!!!!!

    Adulterous cheater on wife serve him right to die , he shd be a cripple forever this stupid PRC!!!!!

  17. prc sux said

    prc sux….. handsome pui ah….. burn in hell…….

  18. Sucker said

    Felt sad for the innocent people that kill in the accident but not included the PRC driver ……………
    PRC DRIVER SHOULD BURN IN HELL .SPEED FOR WAT ..RUSH TO HOTEL AND FUCK ..HE SHOULD DIED HIMSELF NOT DRAG 2 INNOCENT LIVES …(YOUNG JAPANESE WOMAN THAT HAS A GOOD FUTURE AND ALSO A FATHER OF 3 )Can all PRc return to their own countries and not snatching all thing from singaporean (JOBS OPPORTUNTIES,)………………………

  19. HUSBAND SNATCHER HATER said

    I felt upset about the death of the cabby driver and the japanese young woman:( THE FERRARI DRIVER DESERVED TO DEAD AND HE/SHE SHOULD REMAINED IN CHINA TO HARM PEOPLE AND GOT ONE PAST ACCIDENT ABOUT THE YUE YUE .THAT ACCIDENT SHOW THAT PRCPPLIS HEARTLESS CRAFTY AND FUCKING EVIL AND SHAMELESS.AND WE ALL SHOULD KICK OUT PRC PPL BACK TO CHINA OR ELSE SAME ACCIDENT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN.AND CHINA PPL SNATCHED PPL HUSBAND AND PPL JOBS.JUST REMEMBER THAT PRC IS SHAMELESS CRAFTY AND EVIL NO MATTER YOUNG,OLD,GIRL,BOY,WOMAN,MAN,HOMO,GAY,LESBIAN,BEGGER. THEY ALL ARE BEGGER THAT BEG FOR JOBS AND PPL HUSBANDS!!!! I LOOK DOWN ON THEM .

  20. prc sux said

    PRC DRIVER DIE 10 TIME ALSO NOT ENOUGH!!!!! SPEED FOR WHAT!!! SHOW OFF YOUR SPORT CAR!!!! DISGUSTING…… BURN IN HELL…..

  21. Grace Wong said

    It’s preposterous and unthinkable that our own mainstream media is glorifying a villain whose recklesness took out 2 innocent lives and caused irreparable damage and pain to those families forever! Who cares about his probably ill-gotten wealth! These scums should not be allowed here in the first place. Even his family has no decency nor guilt, and has yet to offer apologies or compensation. The wife in her grief can still boast about the condos and cars the idiot bought? It will be travesty of justice and a mockery to humanity if his family is allowed to get away scot-free without paying a sizeable compensation to the 2 families.

  22. uncle not sam said

    it was tragic, but be cool, take it as human tragedy, it can happen to anyone and to any nationalities, don t let anybody use your sentiments to capitalise on their ulterior motives.

  23. Despite a commitment to reduce weight with regards to the food you eat, work out
    is going to be an essential part of the weight loss method.

    Evaluate the tips beneath designed for sustaining motivation
    as well as improving any capability weight loss with modifying
    your exercises 4x per annum.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,099 other followers

%d bloggers like this: