The tragic accident on 13th February has left many grieving. A White BMW crashed into a shophouse before bursting into flames, killing 5 and leaving 1 critically injured.
A close friend of one of the deceased posted a bittersweet goodbye, mourning the fact that he could not stop his friends from getting into the car.
Eugene Yap (29) was the co-founder of the Bober Tea shop in Singapore. He was good friends with Jonathan Long (29), the owner and driver of the white BMW. The two had a love for sports cars, evidenced by their Instagram photos. On the night of the crash, the group of friends had been hanging out together before Long offered to take his friends for a joyride in his car.
Park Se Jin was friends with the group but his best friend was Eugene Yap. The duo went on a trip together a few years ago, visiting places like Korea and Japan. On his Instagram post, he wrote that he missed Eugene Yap very much and thanked him and Long for everything they did.
He also left another post on Facebook, wishing them well in the afterlife. “All my insta is you (Eugene)… I already miss you so much…” he wrote that afternoon, on the day of the crash. “I am so sorry I could not stop you guys that night.”
While many have left their condolences on the posts, a few have been brazenly calling out the actions of those who were in the accident. This is not the first time as other netizens have also left scathing messages on other posts related to the accident.
Hopefully the friends and families of those involved will stay strong and find peace in the midst of the turmoil.