In a heartbreaking incident on January 23, tragedy struck Institution Hill in River Valley as a road accident claimed the life of four-year-old Zara Mei Orlic. The police have since arrested a 40-year-old woman under suspicion of careless driving causing death, according to Shin Min Daily News.
The unfortunate incident occurred around 4:55 pm, sending shockwaves through the local community. Preliminary reports suggest a collision between a car and a pedestrian, with young Zara Mei Orlic identified as the victim.
The woman behind the wheel of the involved car was taken into police custody on the grounds of suspected careless driving leading to the tragic death of the young girl.
Upon receiving reports of the accident, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) swiftly responded to the scene. Zara Mei Orlic, unconscious after the collision, was promptly transported to the hospital for medical attention.
Despite the efforts of medical professionals, the young girl succumbed to her injuries. Police investigations are currently underway to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the accident. The details of the collision and the events leading up to it are being thoroughly examined to determine the facts of the case.
According to a report by Mothership; Zara, accompanied by her younger sister and the family’s helper, was on her way home from school, crossing Institution Hill in River Valley.
Humming a song, Zara’s innocent routine took a devastating turn when she was struck by a car, despite the desperate screams of their helper, who was just two steps behind, urging the driver to stop.
A resident nearby, alerted by the sound of the impact, captured the heartbreaking scene on video, showing the helper wailing while cradling Zara in her arms.
Zara’s father, Nick Orlic, shared the heart-wrenching details of that tragic day. Despite being only five minutes away, he arrived to witness a scene that no parent should ever experience.
In his own words, Nick described the initial shock, believing his daughter might not survive. Despite a faint pulse, Zara’s injuries proved extensive.
An ambulance arrived approximately ten minutes later, rushing Zara to the hospital. Despite the medical team’s efforts, the doctors conveyed the devastating news to Nick — the injuries were not survivable.
Zara’s father pleaded for continued efforts, asking them to wait for his wife, who was rushing to the hospital. Unfortunately, Zara succumbed to her injuries shortly after her mother’s arrival.