Elderly woman dies in hit-and-run, heartbroken husband stays at accident site to look for witnesses

A 68-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run accident, leaving her grieving husband to search for eyewitnesses at the site where the collision happened. 

A 44-year-old daughter of the couple told reporters that her mother was en route to visiting her sister when the accident happened. 

The accident happened near Tiong Bahru Plaza on May 7, where a black car crashed into the woman and she died from her injuries after getting conveyed to a hospital, reports Lianhe Wanbao

Said the daughter:

“My father had gone out at around 8am that day, and when he passed by the site of the accident, he saw a pair of slippers on the road.

“He did not expect them to be my mother’s.”

Only when the sisters received calls from the police and hospital did they realised that their mother had been involved in an accident.

The interviewee added:

“When we reached the hospital, our mother had already passed, and we didn’t even get to see her one last time.

“Our father broke down and cried.”

The driver of the black car that had crashed into the victim claimed that she had been jaywalking which led to the accident.

Her family, unconvinced, hopes that witnesses can step forth to provide evidence. 

The husband of the deceased told reporters that he had overheard a 50-year-old aunty at the site saying that his wife had been knocked down by a white car first, before subsequently colliding with the black car.

However, only the driver of the black car stayed behind to assist the police with investigations. 

He said:

“When I returned home, I saw that someone had left my wife’s slippers and spectacles by my gate.

“That was when I realised that something was wrong.”

For the past two weeks, he would visit the site of the accident at 6am every day, and stay till around 8am, hoping to find the same aunty who told her account of the story:

“I hope to find that short-haired aunty soon, so that the truth can come to light.”

Police investigations are ongoing, and members of public with any leads can call the police at 1800-2550000, or log on to www.police.gov.sg/iwitness to provide evidence. 

Details provided will be strictly confidential.