Spotted on STOMP and The New Paper:
Mum of driving instructor crushed by tree says she’ll never forgive his student
The mother of the driving instructor who was crushed by a tree will never forgive his student, who was driving at the time.
Jason Cheong, 25, was killed when a tree fell on his car in Admiralty on Saturday(April 27). His student, Ms Marliana Sumarno, 34, survived with minor injuries.
When Ms Marliana attended his wake on Sunday night, the deceased’s mother angrily chased her out, reported Shin Min Daily News. It was only after his student tearfully pleaded that she was allowed to pay her respects.
The evening daily reported that the moment Madam Foo Lie Mee, 54, saw her dead son’s student, she said, “Why did you drive so slowly? If my son had been driving that day, the two of you would have been fine. Please leave, please leave now!”
When The New Paper reporter spoke to Madam Foo, she said she would never forgive Ms Marliana, who had tried to apologise.
The Straits Times said the driving instructor killed by fallen tree was supposed to meet fiancee, Ms Brenda Lee for dinner
His last call to her was at 3.12pm on Saturday, while he was on his break, asking if she had already had lunch. Her message to him at 5.30pm in which she said she was going to have her bath and to call her when he was home went unanswered. Mr Cheong had been saving up for his wedding and the couple had applied for a flat together.
It’s really a sad freak accident..and honestly no one can be blamed in this case. Feel really sorry for the family’s loss..