Gambas Ave accident: Fundraising for pregnant widow of delivery rider beats S$200,000 target in under 3 days
SINGAPORE — Fundraising to support the pregnant widow of 24-year-old Jason Tan, the food delivery rider killed in an accident in Gambas Avenue, has surpassed its target of S$200,000 in under three days.
SINGAPORE — Fundraising for the pregnant widow of 24-year-old Jason Tan, the food delivery rider killed in an accident in Gambas Avenue, has surpassed its target of S$200,000 in under three days.
The campaign, started by charity Ray of Hope on behalf of Tan’s family on Tuesday, has garnered more than 3,500 donors. The funds will support Tan’s widow who is three months' pregnant, said the charity on the campaign website.
By 3pm on Thursday (April 14), the website link was showing that a total of S$201,536 had been donated to the cause.
Tan was involved in an accident along Gambas Avenue towards Yishun Avenue 7 at about 1pm on April 10 and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The police said the accident involved a van and two motorcycles. The other motorcyclist, 20-year-old Muhammad Alif Rykell Shah, was taken conscious to the hospital.
Speaking to TODAY on Thursday, Mr Alif's mother, Madam Sarah Widjaya, 42, said he is now in the intensive care unit after sustaining serious injuries, which include a crushed left pelvis, broken ribs and wrist, and a hole in his left elbow.
The 36-year-old van driver was arrested for careless driving causing death.
Ray of Hope said on its campaign website that its case workers have spoken to Tan’s brother.
“He has shared the family’s shock, grief and distress. He also told us that while there will be some insurance payout, the family is unsure of how much the amount will be,” it added.
According to the website, fundraising will continue for another 76 days.