SINGAPORE - Less than an hour after they said goodbye last Thursday, her friend was involved in an accident.
Four days later, he was dead.
When Kim turned up for class last Friday, she found it strange that the seat that Mr Leo Lee, 22, usually occupied at Temasek Polytechnic (TP) was empty.
Kim, 19, learnt of the tragedy only when their supervisor told the students that Mr Lee was in a coma at Changi General Hospital (CGH).
Mr Lee was in the same mechatronics course as Kim.
Out of respect for Mr Lee's family, Kim requested that her real name not be used.
While on his way home on his motorcycle, Mr Lee was involved in an accident on Bedok Reservoir Road near the Pan- Island Expressway at 6.50pm.
Mr Lee suffered severe injuries that put intense pressure on his brain, his sister revealed in a Facebook post on Saturday.
Police said he was taken unconscious to CGH.
Kim and Mr Lee became friends when they were assigned to the same supervisor for their final-year project.
The year-three students began their project last month and were due to graduate next May.