SINGAPORE - She was in such a pitiful condition that his mind went blank.
That was the reaction of Ms Li Minna's cousin, who wanted to be known only as Mr Li, when he saw her lying motionless on a bed at the National University Hospital (NUH) last Monday. "It was after she had two operations, and that was the first time I was allowed into the ward to see her. Her eyes were swollen and her skull was fractured. It was a horrible sight," Mr Li, 30, told The New Paper in Mandarin on Monday.
Ms Li, a 32-year-old Chinese national working here as a kindergarten teacher, died four days after she was injured in a car accident at a carpark at Bird Park Drive at about 9.30pm last Sunday.
Ms Li's boyfriend - 31-year-old Chinese national Liu Zhongwei - was charged on Monday with a rash act not amounting to culpable homicide for allegedly driving off and hitting Ms Li while she was standing in front of his car.
The collision left Ms Li in a coma - with serious injuries to her head, face and arms.
If found guilty, Liu, who is working here as a driver, can be jailed up to five years or fined, or both.
Mr Li said he found out about his cousin's situation the next day.
The construction worker said: "I was at work and my phone was in the locker. When I checked it around noon, I discovered eight missed calls and a text from Liu that my cousin was in the hospital."