Comatose runner Evelyn Ang dies

Evelyn Ang (right) was knocked down in a hit-and-run in December during the Klang City International Marathon. — Picture via Facebook/August Man Run
Evelyn Ang (right) was knocked down in a hit-and-run in December during the Klang City International Marathon. — Picture via Facebook/August Man Run

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 ― Ultramarathon runner Evelyn Ang died early this morning, never waking up from the coma after she was knocked down in a hit-and-run last December.

Ang succumbed to her injury around 1.30am, according to her husband, Dennis Loo.

“She passed away peacefully and she went off at her own pace despite all the things that we all did to help. The hospital did the very best for her and the doctors too,” Loo told Malay Mail.

“I will always say this is a race that she ran and she has crossed triumphantly. She has always been cheerful, a believer of positivity and smiling. She would always put on a strong front and she believed that every smile shown  would  be returned back.

“She would want everybody to remember her for that,” Loo added.

On Facebook, the administrator of her Facebook profile has changed Ang’s profile photo to one with Loo, with the caption: “In memory of Evelyn Ang Loo, 13041973 - 01032018.”

Ang was knocked down in a case of hit-and-run while participating in the Klang City International Marathon in December last year.

She suffered a fractured skull and brain haemorrhage following the impact.

She and two other runners were hit, with the other victims only sustaining minor injuries.

On February 20, Teoh Thiam Lim, 27, was charged in the Klang magistrate's court with reckless driving stemming from the December 10 incident when he allegedly ran over Ang and two others at the marathon.

Meanwhile on Monday, it was confirmed that Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) will not pursue action against the organisers of the Klang City International Marathon.

South Klang police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli said the investigations were ordered closed by the department chief of the General Crimes and Public Order Unit on the directive of the AGC’s prosecution division on February 12.

 

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