Farewell for four-year-old girl killed in Bukit Batok crash
Her mother said she believed in her daughter and her maid, and hoped that people on social media would stop blaming the maid for the tragedy
The four-year-old Singaporean girl killed after being hit by a car on Bukit Batok Central on Monday was cremated on Wednesday evening.
The service drew loving parents, grandparents, neighbors and teachers, who released 100 balloons into the air to send her a final farewell.
Toddler Eleanor Tan Si Xuan was returning home from a childcare center on Monday evening with her 37-year-old Myanmar domestic helper Su Su Hlaing, Lianhe Wanbao (Singapore) reported.
The pair were holding hands while crossing the road at about 6.40pm when they were hit by a black Proton sedan.
Police have yet to reveal the course of events in the fatal accident, but many comments posted online have speculated on why the pair were jaywalking across the road, instead of using an overhead pedestrian footbridge less than 100 meters from the spot.
The girl’s mother Jacelyn Wong, 24, spoke to The New Paper at her daughter’s wake, saying she believed in her daughter and her maid – and hoped that people on social media would stop blaming the latter for the tragedy, as the maid was someone she treasured a lot and was just like a family member.
Meanwhile, Su Su Hlaing sustained severe spinal injuries and multiple fractures of her right leg and pelvic region in the accident. She remains in Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and is expected to undergo an eye operation on Sunday.