Comatose marathon runner Evelyn Ang dies

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  • Thursday, 01 Mar 2018

PETALING JAYA: Avid runner Evelyn Ang (pic) passed away early Thursday morning.

Dennis Loo, her husband, told an online portal that Ang succumbed to her injuries at around 1.30am.

A profile picture update on Ang's Facebook page, posted by an administrator at 1.40am on Thursday, was captioned with "In memory of Evelyn Ang Loo 13041973 - 01032018".

"She passed away peacefully and she went off at her own pace despite all the things that we all did to help. The hospital did the very best for her and the doctors too," Loo was reported as saying.

Ang was knocked down by a hit-and-run driver last December.

She suffered a cranial fracture and bleeding in the brain and never woke up from her coma.

Two other runners were also injured in the incident during the Klang City International Marathon in December last year.

"I will always say this is a race that she ran and she has crossed triumphantly. She has always been cheerful, a believer of positivity and smiling. She would always put on a strong front and she believed that every smile shown would be returned back.

"She would want everybody to remember her for that," Loo added.

Teoh Thiam Lim, 28, was charged in the Klang's magistrate court on Feb 20 with reckless and dangerous driving.

He was charged with driving a car in a reckless manner that could endanger others at Batu 2, Jalan Kapar at about 4.30am on Dec 10, 2017.

The mechanic, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge before magistrate Roslizi Sulaiman.

Teoh, who was unrepresented, was granted RM5,500 bail in one surety.

The court also set March 9 for mention.

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