Mum of boy who died after getting hit by BMW: 'He strove so hard despite his dyslexia'

David Sun
The Straits Times
Nov 3, 2022

A kind boy who worked hard at his studies despite his dyslexia.

This is how the mother of Adriel Choo remembers the 14-year-old, who died on Wednesday, more than three weeks after he was hit by a car while crossing the road at Sumang Walk in Punggol.

She shared this in a message to family and friends and it was later put up on Facebook on Oct 27.

Asking for prayers for her 14-year-old son, Adriel’s mother, who wanted to be known only as Madam Yong, said in her message: “Adriel is a very well-behaved and kind boy. He studied hard and is a faithful and devoted boy who loves God.

“He is super hard-working. He strove so hard despite his dyslexia.”

Tragedy struck on Oct 10 when a BMW car collided into Adriel while he was crossing the road at Sumang Walk.

The impact sent the Secondary 2 student flying and he landed a distance away.

Adriel was taken unconscious to hospital, where he was warded for more than three weeks before he died.

Madam Yong said the family had only recently received the results of Adriel’s streaming exams and he had got his first-choice subject combination.

Madam Yong said: “Life is so unpredictable and we have to cherish every single moment with our family.”

Friends who were at the wake on Thursday said the family is still trying to come to terms with Adriel’s death.

The police said on Wednesday the 24-year-old driver of the BMW was assisting in police investigations.

He was arrested at the scene for dangerous driving causing hurt.

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