A 19 year old woman from China was killed when a car crashed into her on 27 March. The girl was her family’s sole source of income and was reportedly very filial.
Wang Yu Ling was barely 17 years old when she came to Singapore from Shandong, China to find a job. Her sole purpose was to support her family.
Wang’s 44 year old father had taken ill and could not work as a result. He relied on the money that his daughter sent home to pay for medication as well as to support himself, his wife and his other daughter who is 13 years old.
Wang worked at a firm manufacturing electronic devices while she was in Singapore and she was cycling to work at about 6.30am when a black car crashed into her.
The accident took place at the junction of Chin Bee Road and Corporation Road in Jurong.
Wang was sent to the hospital for serious head injuries and she died after she spent eight days fighting for her life. Doctors had performed two surgeries on her.
Her father, Mr Wang talked lovingly of his daughter and spoke about how she would scrimp on meals and daily necessities in order to send as much of her pay check as possible back home to them.
He said of his daughter, “She was very filial. As soon as she finished high school, she went to find a job.”