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A survivor of the shocking accident on the BKE on Saturday (Mar 11) is now worrying for his children’s education expenses as he might be unable to work for half a year due to his injuries.
Several Stompers alerted Stomp to the accident, which took place on the BKE, after the Seletar Expressway exit. A van drove into a group of motorcyclists taking shelter from the rain under a flyover, killing two Malaysians and injuring six others.
One of the injured, Lau Kam Pong, 53, told The Straits Times that he was on the way home to Johor Bahru when the accident occurred. He broke his left leg and hurt his right shoulder.
Mr Lau said he did not see what happened, but that he was conscious after the crash happened. “People around me kept talking to me to ensure I didn't lose consciousness,” he told The Straits Times.
The plumber, who has been commuting to Singapore for work for over 20 years, expressed concern that he might not be able to send his children here for their tertiary education as he had planned, as he might not be able to work for half a year following the accident.
Mr Lau said:
"I told my family not to come to see me, because my children are still schooling."
According to Mr Lau’s sister-in-law, his operation is expected to cost around $14,000.
The Singaporean van driver Koh Boon Ping, 25, has been arrested for a rash act causing death. His driving licence was immediately revoked on the day of the accident, and he was charged in court yesterday.