Pregnant woman hit by motorcycle

Madam Joey Lee was on her way to work at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre when the accident happened.

Seven months pregnant with her first child, she was crossing a road when a motorcycle hit her.

Madam Joey Lee, 22, an admin staff, was on her way to work at the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre on Friday morning when the accident occurred.

She was rushed to the National University Hospital (NUH), where doctors performed an emergency caesarean section to save the mother and her unborn son.

Fortunately, both survived.

Madam Lee, however, suffered injuries, including fractures to her rib cage, cheekbone and collarbone.

According to Madam Lee's mother, Madam Serene Yeo, the baby suffered a blood clot in his brain and is now in the intensive care unit. The rider, a 21-year-old man, was also taken to NUH. His condition is not known.

Madam Yeo said that her daughter was discharged on Tuesday and is now resting at home.

"Joey can now stand, but needs help to walk around. But she doesn't remember much about the accident," she told The New Paper yesterday.

Madam Yeo is appealing for witnesses to come forward with more information.

The police said they received a call about the accident at around 8am on Friday.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force was alerted at around the same time and it dispatched two ambulances to the scene.

Madam Lee and the rider were conscious when they were taken to NUH.


According to an appeal for witnesses on a Facebook page belonging to a man, identified as Mr Alan Chua, the rider was on a red motorcycle and it had a probation plate.

TNP visited the area yesterday and noticed that the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre is located just beside the bustling West Coast Highway.

In some places, the road is four lanes wide and is mainly used by cars and lorries.

Madam Lee is married to Mr Shawn Seah, who declined to be interviewed.

When asked about the accident, he replied in a text message: "Too many things had happened at once."

The police said that investigations are ongoing.

This article was first published on Sep 18, 2014.
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