Uber Driver Allegedly Overworked Himself With Two Jobs & Died

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Just last week, I wrote an article on how Singaporeans work long hours but they are super unproductive as well.

You can read it here.

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With that said, we are not the only ones who work long hours.

Our parents (and sometimes, even our grandparents), more often than not can be seen leaving the house at the crack of dawn and coming back home after dusk.

Sometimes I get weary thinking about it and hope they get to retire in due time.

A 64-year old Uber driver, Mr Wang Yongqing, suffered a cardiac arrest on 28 Sep

Unfortunately, he died later at the hospital, reported The Straits Times.

It was believed that he was picking up a passenger when he suffered a cardiac arrest. The police were alerted at 7:02 pm to a call for assistance along Airport Boulevard.

An ambulance came to the scene—Changi Airport Terminal 2 (towards East Coast Parkway).

He was brought to Changi General Hospital but sadly, he passed away.

According to Shin Min Daily News, he and his brother, Mr Wang Yongshun, lived together.

Image: Shin Min Daily News

The victim juggled two jobs—driver for construction workers by day and Uber driver by night.

He would end his day job by 5 pm and then he would drive for Uber, till the wee hours of the night.

The long hours of work started taking a toll on his body, as he experienced fatigues prior to his cardiac arrest.

A spokesman for Uber Singapore told the Straits Times that they are extremely saddened to hear about this tragic incident and their thoughts are with the deceased’s family at this time.

They are also ready to cooperate with the authorities in their investigations.

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It is very disheartening to hear stories like these, especially at that age, when you’re supposed to live a slower life. The next time we see our parents, it wouldn’t hurt to check up on them and see how they are doing.

It would mean nothing if you have all the money in the world when you don’t have any loved ones to share it.


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Feature Image: straitstimes.com