Three-year-old survivor of Johor crash now in hospital, cared for by grandparents

Three-year-old Evan Lim, who suffered second- and third-degree burns on his legs, will now be cared for by his maternal grandparents.
Three-year-old Evan Lim, who suffered second- and third-degree burns on his legs, will now be cared for by his maternal grandparents. PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

SINGAPORE - The three-year-old boy who survived a horrific car crash in Johor on Christmas morning is now in a hospital here, said his aunt on Sunday (Dec 27).

Doctors said he is "recovering well", added Ms Ng Khai Hiang, 36.

The crash on the morning of Dec 25 involved a Singapore-registered Land Rover and a Toyota Corolla near Sungai Dohol bridge, near Kota Tinggi.

Both cars burst into flames, killing three Singaporeans and one Malaysian woman.

 
 

The sole survivor was the Singapore couple's son Evan Lim, who was reportedly pulled from the wreckage by passing motorists and then sent to Kota Tinggi Hospital.

His parents, owner of a car polishing firm Barnabas Lim, 45, and property agent Ms Kristen Ng, 39, along with his elder brother Rayshon Lim, who was six going on seven, died in the incident.

Evan is now cared for by his maternal grandparents. He suffered second and third degree burns from his knees down, and some burns on his ear.

Speaking to the press at the wake, the younger Ms Ng and her husband, Mr Darius Liew, 36, thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and motorists who helped Evan from the wreckage after the incident.


Ms Ng Khai Hiang and her husband Darius Liew speaking to the media at the wake. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

According to a statement from the MFA on Saturday (Dec 26), the Singapore Consulate-General in Johor Bahru accompanied the next-of-kin of the three deceased to identify them a day after the crash.

It added that it facilitated the safe return of the injured boy to Singapore on Friday.

The deceased's wake will end on Tuesday.