Jurong Accident Victims & Other Lorry Passengers Were Childhood Friends
Some friendships last a lifetime, and that was truly the case for 17-year-old Calvin Gulshaanjit Singh and 23-year-old Mohd Haikal Mohd Faizal.
Sadly, theirs met a premature end early Thursday (4 Aug) morning when both passed away in a lorry accident in Jurong.
Nobody would have thought that a harmless supper session for the pair and some other friends would end in tragedy.
Youths who passed away were best friends
In an interview with The Straits Times (ST), the late Calvin’s mother, Madam Sonia, shared that her eldest son and the late Haikal were best friends.
It’s unclear how long they had been friends but both were reportedly out for supper with six other friends after playing sepak takraw that night.
The lorry they were travelling in unfortunately crashed into a road divider along Old Jurong Road, leaving the vehicle in a mangled wreck.
According to ST, the lorry carried five other passengers between the ages of 15 and 20. Paramedics conveyed them, along with the 25-year-old driver, to National University Hospital (NUH).
Police have since arrested the driver for drink driving and careless driving causing death.
Madam Sonia told ST that some of the other friends in hospital are now in critical...