A young mother who lost her boyfriend to a horrific car crash is now left to pick up the pieces alone after the dead man's family refused to acknowledge her or her baby.
According to Lianhe Wanbao, Chen Wei Peng was 21 and a father-to-be when he died in a car crash on 3 May last year. His girlfriend was then three months pregnant.
The accident happened just after 10pm near the bend along Mandai Road towards Sembawang Road.
Mr Chen was returning from a trip to Johor Bahru with two friends, Wu Kui Long and Chen Guo Wei, when the vehicle lost control at the turn. The car skidded across to the opposite side of the road before crashing into a tree.
Mr Chen died on the spot, while the other Mr Chen, who was sitting in the back seat, suffered multiple injuries to his left leg and body.
Wu, the driver of the vehicle - a 30 year-old medic with the Singapore Armed Forces - was convicted on 5 April for negligent driving. He was fined $7,500 and had his driver's licence suspended for five years.
He apologised to Chen's family in court after they declined previous requests to meet him.
Wu, a divorcee, is now taking care of Mr Chen's girlfriend and her baby. The court heard that he is also giving alimony to his ex-wife and four year-old son and supporting his parents.
In his appeal, Wu said that he has known the late Mr Chen for two years.
The pair became close friends after doing duties together in camp. Mr Chen confided in him that his girlfriend was pregnant and that his family is against their relationship.
Wu had offered to help him work things out with his family before the tragedy struck.