The family of a Christchurch man who died after a scooter
accident in Taiwan say they have been left reeling after the
Tim Pennington, 26, had been living in Taichung with his wife
Sara, also from Christchurch.
He died overnight on Monday in intensive care after the
accident earlier on Monday.
His parents, Eric and Karen, flew to Taiwan immediately after
hearing the news.
Mr Pennington's sister Rebecca told APNZ the family were in
"He's going to be sadly missed ... we're still reeling, and
coming to terms with it all."
She said her parents had just arrived in Taiwan.
"We're just really grateful for all the support from various
churches that we're all connected with."
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said yesterday it
was aware of the former Riccarton High and University of
Canterbury student's death.
"We have offered our condolences and consular assistance to
his wife in Taiwan," a spokesperson said.
The couple married in April last year.