Couple seriously injured in AYE reverse-driving accident get $530,000

They suffered serious injuries in crash that left 1 dead after man drove against traffic

Above: Ms Choo Yat Chiam and her husband Teh Tze Yong. She broke her left leg while he had fractures on both hands and injuries on three fingers. He was placed on medical leave for about a year. Right: Screengrab from a video of the accident on Dec 1
Above: Ms Choo Yat Chiam and her husband Teh Tze Yong. She broke her left leg while he had fractures on both hands and injuries on three fingers. He was placed on medical leave for about a year. PHOTO: JANICE CHOO
Above: Ms Choo Yat Chiam and her husband Teh Tze Yong. She broke her left leg while he had fractures on both hands and injuries on three fingers. He was placed on medical leave for about a year. Right: Screengrab from a video of the accident on Dec 1
Above: Screengrab from a video of the accident on Dec 19, 2016.PHOTO: FACEBOOK

A couple who suffered serious injuries in an accident on the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) after a businessman drove his car against the flow of traffic have settled their claims for around $530,000.

Mr Teh Tze Yong and his wife Choo Yat Chiam, both Malaysians and aged 36 this year, were on a motorcycle on their way to work on the morning of Dec 19 two years ago when a Mercedes-Benz driven by 53-year-old Lim Chai Heng streaked towards them at about 8am.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2018, with the headline 'AYE accident: Couple get $530,000'. Subscribe