Singaporean driver involved in Australia highway crash gives an account of accident
The Singaporean driver involved in last month's horrific road accident in Australia, says his family is still reeling from the traumatic incident.
Mr Fauzy Aman, 47, spoke to MediaCorp in a phone interview.
His family of six, including his wife and four boys were travelling from Sydney to Melbourne on June 18,
when their van smashed into a tree on the highway.
The crash killed Mr Fauzy's youngest son.
He was buried in Melbourne two days later.
On that day, the family started off just after 7am, after what Mr Fauzy called a "well-rested" night.
"When I made my way after my prayers in the morning, had my coffee, so I set out after 7, I was driving slowly but there was this thick fog that morning and after that I do not know what happened. I can't remember."
Mr Fauzy said his wife, Madam Zuleeza Suri, does not recall much of the incident either.
He added that she was trying to wipe the screen on the passenger side because of the fog.
He also addressed speculation that they weren't wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.
"My wife has always been the one who made sure everybody is on seat belts and we've been travelling quite a lot in the past few years and she has been the one to make sure that everybody put on seat belts."
As for his wife and three sons who survived the accident -
"My wife and I are recovering from our injuries, we were discharged last week and my wife just underwent an operation, I think she broke one of her thumb. My 16-year-old son was discharged last week and now he's recuperating, while my 12-year-old son has just been discharged from ICU and is now in the normal ward."
He said doctors told him it would take a few months for them to make full recovery.
And he's waiting for Victoria Police to contact him.
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