Dead cyclist's family who received $4.3m payout 'suffered terribly' from loss

A bike belonging to Mr Benjamin Paul Lawrance. He died instantly after a taxi hit him head-on as he cycled along Mandai Road near Nee Soon flyover on July 14, 2014.
Mr Benjamin Paul Lawrance died instantly after a taxi hit him head-on as he cycled along Mandai Road near Nee Soon flyover, on July 14, 2014.PHOTO: SIONNAN LAWRANCE
A bike belonging to Mr Benjamin Paul Lawrance. He died instantly after a taxi hit him head-on as he cycled along Mandai Road near Nee Soon flyover on July 14, 2014.
A bicycle belonging to Mr Benjamin Paul Lawrance. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/BEN LAWRANCE
A bike belonging to Mr Benjamin Paul Lawrance. He died instantly after a taxi hit him head-on as he cycled along Mandai Road near Nee Soon flyover on July 14, 2014.
Mr Benjamin Paul Lawrance was flung onto a taxi's bonnet and thrown off his bicycle along Mandai Road near Nee Soon flyover, on July 14, 2014.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

Widow of Australian killed in crash here that drew $4.3m payout talks about her loss

The Australian cyclist killed in one of the most horrific cycling accidents here that drew a $4.3 million payout was many things to many people, his widow said.

Mrs Sionnan Lawrance, 37, in shedding light on her loss, said: "No one has ever been the same since."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 23, 2018, with the headline 'Dead cyclist's family 'suffered terribly''. Print Edition | Subscribe