Mum dies in accident but unborn baby saved

Goh-Chieh-Ting-baby-livePETALING JAYA: Doctors managed to save the premature baby of a Malaysian woman killed in a road accident in Singapore.

The Straits Times said the six-month pregnant woman, from Johor, was crossing the road with her mother-in-law on Saturday morning when she was hit by a lorry turning out from a carpark in Jurong.

Goh Chieh Ting, 25, was taken to hospital but it was too late to save her, the daily said.

But doctors performed an emergency Caesarean and saved the baby, a girl.

“The baby is healthy and large for her age,” Yau Siew Mek, 64, who is the baby’s grandaunt, told the daily.

The baby has been kept for observation at the Ng Teng Fong Hospital.

Goh had been holding hands with her mother-in-law, on their way to the market after breakfast, when the accident took place at 8am.

She had apparently been staying for some time with her parents-in-law.