Woman dies after Uber car crashes into parked lorry
After the Uber car she was in crashed into the rear of a stationary lorry early on Sunday, the pregnant woman managed to crawl out of the wreck.
Despite bleeding profusely, Ms Chan Qian Jin, 20, was worried about her sister-in-law, a fellow passenger in the car.
She checked her sister-in-law, Miss Goh Pei Ling, 19, desperately for signs of breathing, patted her chest to comfort her, and wiped away blood from her nose in case it hampered her breathing.
This heartbreaking account was posted by Ms Chan on Twitter yesterday. Miss Goh died from her injuries in hospital on Sunday.
The tragedy comes just two days after Ms Chan married Miss Goh's younger brother.
Ms Chan, who is six months pregnant, suffered minor injuries to her face. Her foetus is also fine, reported Lianhe Wanbao.
The young women were just 10 minutes away from their home in Teck Whye after a prawning session at Pasir Ris when the accident happened on the Seletar Expressway, near the Woodlands Avenue 2 exit, reported Shin Min Daily News.
A police spokesman said they were alerted to an accident involving a car, a van and a lorry at about 4am.
SURVIVED: (Above) Ms Chan Qian Jin, sister-in-law of Miss Goh. She was married on Friday.
The New Paper understands that the van and lorry were parked at the side of the expressway because the drivers were having a disagreement.
The 22-year-old van driver was also injured in the accident.
He was unconscious while the young women were conscious before they were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) sent three ambulances, three fire engines and a support vehicle to the scene.
No one was trapped in the vehicles, an SCDF spokeman said.
According to her social media profile, Miss Goh recently graduated from the Institute of Technical Education.
Her friends and family took to social media to express their grief and shock.
Her boyfriend wrote: "I love you, and I know you're in a better place now watching over me. You're the sweetest, purest and most innocent girl I've ever known."
Ms Chan, who was close to Miss Goh, also posted on social media about her anguish over the accident.
Just hours after the accident, she wrote: "I hope you rest in peace. I'm sorry that I failed to protect you. I'm sorry that I can't do anything much to help you."
When contacted, an Uber spokesman declined to comment citing ongoing investigations.
I know you're in a better place now watching over me.
- Miss Goh Pei Ling's boyfriend