Tragedy struck on Saturday morning, just a day before Mothers’ Day.
Goh Chieh Ting and her mother-in-law were on the way to the market after breakfast when the 25-year-old was struck and killed by a lorry.
At the time of the crash, she was holding her mother-in-law’s hand while crossing the road at Jurong West Avenue 1, near Block 456.
The lorry had drove out from a carpark and turned right.
It was unable to stop in time even though the driver jammed on the brakes, and the vehicle hit Goh.
Goh,a Malaysian national, was married and six months pregnant.
She was sent to Ng Teng Fong General Hospital but died from her injuries.
Fortunately for Goh’s family, doctors managed to save her premature baby in an emergency caesarean procedure.
The baby is now in hospital and under observation, and family members say the child is in stable condition.
The driver, a 46-year-old man, has been arrested for causing death by negligence.