Earlier today, 1 March, ultramarathoner Evelyn Ang Loo passed away. She was comatose after being knocked down by a car while participating in the Klang City Marathon 2017 on 10 December.
Evelyn's Facebook profile was updated at 1.40am Thursday morning by the person managing it since the accident, with a picture of her holding her husband's hand, captioned: "In memory of Evelyn Ang Loo 13041973 - 01032018".
Evelyn succumbed to her injuries at 1.30am
The 44-year-old had suffered a fractured skull and bleeding in the brain after the accident and had been comatose since then.
"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.
"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," her husband, Dennis Loo, told The Malay Mail Online.
Prior to succumbing to her injuries, the ultramarathon runner had had 12 surgeries, one angiogram and one unfortunate heart attack
On the other hand, the driver Teoh Thiam Lim, who caused the accident, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of reckless and dangerous driving under Section 42(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 in the Klang magistrate's court on 20 February
If convicted, Teoh faces a jail term of up to five years.
A conviction under Section 42(1) will also result in him being fined between RM5,000 to RM15,000 along with the details of the conviction endorsed on his driving licence.
Upon conviction, Teoh will be disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for a period of not less than two years from the conviction date.
He was allowed bail of RM5,500 with one surety. Klang magistrate Roslizi Sulaiman has fixed 9 March for the case to be mentioned again.
Meanwhile, the Attorney-General's Chambers has decided not to pursue action against the organisers of the Klang City International Marathon 2017 for holding the event without an official approval
According to a report in the Malay Mail, which quoted South Klang police chief Assistant Commissioner Shamsul Amar Ramli, the investigations in the case 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 12 February.