Cancer survivor dies after being stuck by taxi
(dpa) - A
woman who survived breast cancer died after being knocked down by a taxi,
leaving her husband so distraught he tried to end his life, news reports said
Immediately after the accident, Chan Yoke Chan's husband hit his head against the Singapore road for more than 20 minutes, and tried to bite off his tongue and stab himself with his keys, The Sunday Times reported.
Chan Gee Kan, 65, was finally strapped to a stretcher-wheelchair on Saturday by paramedics.
The 61-year-old woman was a member of Paddlers in the Pink, a dragon-boat team of breast-cancer survivors. She had just finished training at a reservoir and was crossing a street when she was struck by the taxi, the report said.
When her husband arrived at the scene and started bludgeoning himself, passersby restrained him. He asked a police officer to hand him a gun to end his life.
"I have no choice," Chan was quoted as saying. "I want to accompany her. She will be so lonely."
The taxi driver was arrested for causing death by a negligent act, police said.