03 Mar '11, 6am

The family of a man who died when an uprooted tree fell onto his car say they won't claim compensation from NParks

The family of a man who died when an uprooted tree fell onto his car say they won't claim compensation from NParks

The family of Chua Loong Wai, who died when an uprooted tree fell onto his car, say they won't claim compensation from the National Parks Board. -- ST PHOTO: CHOO CHWEE HUA THE family of a project manager who died after an uprooted rain tree fell onto his car is not claiming compensation from National Parks Board (NParks) after all. Ms Jovina Chua, 40, the elder sister of Mr Chua Loong Wai, 31, said this when interviewed by the media during an inquest into her brother's death last July. Ms Chua, also a project manager, said it had been half a year, and the family had 'closed the chapter'. She said they did not want to 'create sadness' for everybody, adding that they were slowly moving on in life. The inquiry heard that Mr Chua was driving his Honda Freed along Yio Chu Kang Road towards Upper Thomson on July 20, 2010 when the roof was crushed by the falling 15m-tall tree du...

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