The family of a Malaysian motorcyclist, Heng Lay Peng, who was crushed by a trailer truck in December 2019 last year were unable to attend court in Singapore on 23 Sep 2020 due to Covid restrictions. A family friend attended in their stead.
At about 8.45am, the Malaysian was riding his motorcycle along the Seletar Expressway (SLE) towards the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), on his way to work in Sembawang, when the car in front of him stopped abruptly. Mr Heng was then flung off his motorcycle at least two car lengths into the path of an oncoming trailer, which ran over him. The 45-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, a coroner’s inquiry heard.
Reading out a message on behalf of Mr Heng’s family, the family friend said that Mr Heng was a good man and son, and a law-abiding foreign worker who had spent 20 years working in Singapore.
State Coroner Kamala Ponnampalam said she will deliver her findings soon.