Mother of 4-year-old killed in Bukit Batok Central accident appeals for witnesses

Ms Jacelyn Wong, 24, with her daughter Eleanor Tan, four, who died in an accident in Bukit Batok on Oct 9, 2017.
Ms Jacelyn Wong, 24, with her daughter Eleanor Tan, four, who died in an accident in Bukit Batok on Oct 9, 2017.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/JACELYN WONG

SINGAPORE - The mother of a four-year-old girl killed in a car accident in Bukit Batok Central last month has left her daughter's bedroom untouched since the tragedy, and has now taken to social media to seek witnesses to the accident.

In a Facebook post at 10.04pm on Thursday (Nov 23), Ms Jacelyn Wong, 24, said the accident that took her daughter Eleanor's life and injured her maid on Oct 9, involved a Proton car.

The tragedy took place at around 6.40pm in Bukit Batok Central, according to Ms Wong.

She wrote: "I sincerely plead the public to help share this post around and those who are at this area during the time and date of accident to check your dash camera if you've managed to capture any footage of the vehicle."

Speaking to The Straits Times, Ms Wong said she has been keeping herself busy every day, to take her mind off the tragedy.

"It's hard. But we can only force ourselves to think positively. Life still goes on. I hope I can do it, but seriously as the days go by, the more I miss her. We visit her every day.

"This Sunday (Nov 26) will be her 49th day. She's very special and precious to us. There's so much about her. But for her sake, we keep telling her and ourselves every day to let go."

The housewife added that she has left Eleanor's room completely untouched since the tragedy. "I don't have the courage to pack (her things)."

She said that when Eleanor's two-year-old brother starts school, she will slowly pack and donate her daughter's items.

 

"The post was just to let people know that those who witnessed the incident can step out and help the police with the investigations," said Ms Wong.

Eleanor and the family maid Su Su Hlaing, 37, were hit by a car while crossing the road near their home on Oct 9.

The 53-year-old male driver was arrested for causing death by a rash act.

Police investigations are still ongoing.