Pregnant pillion rider killed in crash along Woodlands Road

A picture from Ms Lui’s Facebook page shows the couple on honeymoon in Bali in June. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK
A picture from Ms Lui’s Facebook page shows the couple on honeymoon in Bali in June. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK
Ms Lui Lui Yoke Leng’s husband (above) at the mortuary yesterday morning to identify her body. -- PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO
Ms Lui Lui Yoke Leng’s husband (above) at the mortuary yesterday morning to identify her body. -- PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

A pregnant woman died after her husband's motorcycle collided with a lorry.

Ms Lui Yoke Leng was riding pillion when the vehicle crashed into a lorry that was making a U-turn along Woodlands Road.

The impact flung both of them off the motorcycle.

Ms Lui, a 28-year old Malaysian, was taken unconscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital after the accident at around 8.30am on Tuesday.

Her 27-year old husband, also a Malaysian, was conscious and taken to the same hospital.

The Straits Times understands that Ms Lui was five months pregnant. She died of her injuries at the hospital.

Her husband suffered abrasions on his face, arms and legs. On Wednesday morning, he arrived at the mortuary with relatives and friends to identify his wife's body. He had wounds on his face and bandages on his arms.

When approached by reporters, the husband, who did not give his name, told Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao: "I do not wish to think about what happened any more."

According to Ms Lui's Facebook page, the couple wed in May this year and went to Bali for their honeymoon in June.

A day before the accident, she had posted a photograph of him with a toddler and described her husband as a "cutie".

Her body will be cremated in Malaysia.

Police investigations are ongoing. The Straits Times understands that no arrests have been made yet.

In June, two men were killed and three injured in an accident on the same road. A silver sports utility vehicle spun out of control as it approached a car-wash centre in Woodlands Road, hitting a CityCab taxi which in turn hit a Comfort taxi.

A cabby in his 40s and a man in his 20s were pronounced dead by paramedics.

A 30-year-old male car driver was arrested in connection with that accident.

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