Teacher dies after car hits her; boyfriend charged

He allegedly knocked her down with his vehicle, then left the scene

A man was charged in a district court yesterday with causing the death of his girlfriend at a carpark in Jurong two Sundays ago.

Chinese national Liu Zhongwei, 31, a logistics driver, is alleged to have driven his car forward while his girlfriend, kindergarten teacher Li Minna, 32, was standing in front of it.

He apparently hit her, causing her death. For that, he was charged with causing her death by committing a rash act not amounting to culpable homicide.

Liu is suspected of leaving the scene after the woman was knocked down.

It is not known if he will plead guilty.

The incident occurred earlier this month on July 14 at a carpark in Bird Park Drive, off Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim, at about 9.30pm.

The Straits Times understands that the couple had been together for about a year and had been staying in a flat in Jurong since March this year.

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the two had been neighbours and classmates from Changchun, Jilin province in China. They started dating when they met again in Singapore more than a year ago.

The prosecution's application to extend Liu's remand by one week at Bedok Police Division for investigation was approved by the judge.

The case will come up again next week on July 29.

If convicted, Liu faces a jail term of up to five years or fine or both.