Romanian diplomat involved in car accident in Singapore

21:25, January 27, 2010      

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Singapore's police investigations revealed that Romanian diplomat Silviu Ionescu, was the driver of a car that was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Dec. 15, 2009, local media reported on Wednesday.

The accident resulted in the death of 30-year-old Singapore permanent resident, Tong Kok Wai, and injured two others, local radio 938 Live reported.

All three pedestrians who were involved in the accidents were sent to the National University Hospital. However, Tong who suffered fractures to his right leg and skull, succumbed to his injuries and died on Christmas Day, 10 days after the accident.

Ionescu left Singapore for Romania on the Dec. 18, as he said he was seeking treatment for health problems.

Local court's inquiry will begin on the Mar. 3, 2010. At least 35 witnesses will be called at the inquiry.

Source: Xinhua
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