Hours before he was killed in a fatal crash at Bedok Reservoir Road that involved a taxi and his motorcycle, the 23-year-old ITE student had tweeted about his loneliness and if he died, he would die alone.
STOMPers wrote in yesterday with photos of the crash that happened about 10.30pm on Friday, in front of the Waterfront Waves condominium. Eyewitnesses saw the young man pinned under the taxi still moving slightly and one even knelt down beside the victim and tried to encourage him while waiting for help to arrive.
The SCDF had to use two hydraulic spreaders and airbags to extricate Mr Mohamed Shahidy Affendi from under the taxi but he had succumbed to his head and abdominal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics at 11.05pm.
According to a report in The New Paper, Mr Mohamed Shahidy's elder brother said he found out about the tweets only after the accident but did not suspect anything amiss as his younger brother would sometimes post those kinds of messages when he was emotional.
Before the accident, his younger brother had dinner with their mother at about 9pm before going back to school, the Institute of Technical Education College East, to settle some extra-cirricular activity (CCA) matter.
Just 10 minutes after leaving their flat in Jalan Damai, off Bedok Reservoir Road, the fatal crash happened. When his elder brother saw the blue tent at the accident site after being told the bad news by a friend, he 'knew immediately that it was bad'. Their mother later arrived at the scene and fainted soon after.
About 100 people had gathered at the accident scene, and most of them were friends with the deceased. Mr Mohamed Shahidy was described as 'cheerful', 'bubbly', 'cool-tempered' and 'fun to be with'. He also scored well in his studies and had been strongly recommended by his teachers for direct admission into a diploma course in a polytechnic.
For the full report, get a copy of The New Paper on Sunday.