17-year-olds called home to say they would be late

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 8 Dec 2010

PETALING JAYA: One of the three friends killed in the accident on KM27.3 of the Federal Highway had just obtained his driving licence a month ago.

Choong Boon Seng said his son Jin Rong, 17, had been driving since then.

“This is his first road accident and it has claimed his life,” he said at the University Malaya Medical Centre mortuary yesterday.

“I called him at midnight and he told me that he would be back a little late as he was meeting up with his friends.”

Jin Rong’s friend Liew Yun Fen, also 17, was said to have left her Seri Kembangan home at about 11pm after informing her parents.

Her father, identified only as Liew, said Yun Fen joined her friends in Klang for a drink.

“She rang me at about 1am informing me that she would be back late,” he said.

The uncle of the third victim – Fong Mun Fai – said the 18-year-old left his house at about 11am on Monday.

He did not alert the family about where he was going.

“He only called his mother about an hour before the accident saying that he would return home late,” he said.

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