IPOH: A total of RM50,000 has been raised for the family of the 59-year-old cook who was killed by a car that crashed into her at an eatery on Jalan Batu Sinar in Kampar on Tuesday (Feb 23).
MCA Youth secretary-general Daniel Wa Wai How said the money has been banked into the account of the cook's 26-year-old son.
Wa said he had initially started a fundraiser for the late Wong Kwai Yung's family to pay for her funeral expenses.
"While attending a wake on Wednesday (Feb 24), I learned that Wong was the family's sole breadwinner, and they were worried about settling the funeral expenses.
"Her 66-year-old husband was a pensioner while both her children lost their jobs during the movement control order," he said when contacted.
"I managed to raise RM11,000 to cover the funeral cost while the owner of the eatery, who was worried for the welfare of the cook's family, managed to further raise about RM39,000," he added.
Wa, who is based in Kampar, said he would continue to provide his assistance to the family should they need it.
"I am now checking for the family whether they could get Wong's Social Security Organisation and Employees Provident Fund money," he added.
On Tuesday, Wong, from Station Road in Kampar, died on the spot due to head injuries following the 9.40am incident.
The car was driven by a 54-year-old disabled man from Klang, Selangor, who was trying to park his car in front of the eatery when he accidentally stepped on the gas pedal.
Another cook, 50, sustained light injuries on her shoulder during the incident.
When contacted, Kampar OCPD Supt Hasron Nazri Hisham said an investigation into the case under Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act was still ongoing.