Most of us hope to pass on peacefully, with our family by our sides.
Unfortunately, this wasn’t the case for Mr Peh Seng Yap, whose family is appealing for information regarding a hit-and-run accident he was involved in, which led to his passing.
According to The New Paper, Mr Peh Seng Yap had exciting events to look forward to in the near future, including his 82nd birthday on 22 August, the birth of a great-grandchild and his oldest grandson’s marriage in November.
To the family’s horror, Mr Peh was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a heavy vehicle at Tampines and passed away.
He was cycling home for lunch from a nearby temple where he often visits to care for his vegetable garden.
51-year old Suspect Arrested
Even with a 51-year-old suspect being arrested, Mr Peh’s family is appealing for any witnesses to come forward to shed some light on the incident. They are also hoping for video footage to uncover what exactly happened to him.
On 13 August 2019, the police were called at around 1.20pm to an accident involving a prime mover and a cyclist at the junction of Tampines Industrial Avenue 3 and Tampines Avenue 10.
Mr Peh was brought to Changi General Hospital where he passed away.
His granddaughter, Ms Joyce Peh, 32, told The New Paper that the tragedy had ruined the birthday celebrations.
She said: “We had made plans to go to his home for a steamboat to celebrate his birthday like we do every year.”
Mr Peh Leaves Behind 7 Children, 19 Grandchildren And Wife
Life is fragile, and we never know when it’s going to be taken away from us. The same goes for our loved ones, thus, it’s important to cherish them while they’re still around.
According to The New Paper, Mr Peh’s death came as a shock to the family, since he had no serious health issues except for his high cholesterol which was managed by his medication.
Accidents Involving Heavy Vehicles
Police statistics recorded 776 accidents involving heavy vehicles in 2019, a jump from the 765 accidents in 2017.
The number of fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles, on the other hand, fell from 33 in 2017 to 23 in 2018.
Under section 84 of the Road Traffic Act (RTA), there is a primary obligation for the driver who causes a vehicle accident to stop their vehicle immediately.
Otherwise, they may be liable to a fine of up to $3,000 and/or imprisonment of up to 12 months if the driver has caused serious injury or death to another person.