Mother-of-three dies four days after Maxwell Road accident
"My wife Salinah has left my side to be with our Creator forever..."
UPDATE: A woman police staff sergeant and mother-of-three, who had been seriously injured after being hit by a car, died on Thursday (Feb 14). Madam Salinah Mohamed, 41, died at 11.50am, her husband Mr Indra Shaiful said on his Facebook page today.
He wrote: "With a heavy heart, I wish to inform that my wife Salinah has left my side to be with our Creator forever..."
He invited friends and family to pay their last respects at the Singapore General Hospital where she had been warded.
The husband and wife were planning a holiday to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary this month, but tragedy struck on Sunday when she was hit by a car and was placed on life support.
Madam Salinah Mohamed, 41, was hit while crossing the road at Maxwell Road around 9.20pm.
At the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) yesterday, Mr Indra, told The New Paper he was home with his children when he was told of the accident around 10pm.
He said: "I was shocked but quite calm because I didn't know the severity of the accident.
"I didn't want to frighten my kids, so I just told them I'm going to pick up mummy and then rushed to the hospital."
When Mr Indra reached SGH, he broke down after seeing his wife.
Doctors told Mr Indra, a chauffeur, that his wife suffered severe head injuries and was in a deep coma, being supported by a ventilator.
Police said they were alerted to an accident involving a car and a pedestrian at the junction of Maxwell Road and Shenton Way on Sunday at 9.23pm.
Madam Salinah, who had just finished work, was unconscious when taken to SGH.
The police said they have arrested a 51-year-old male driver for dangerous driving and investigations are ongoing.
Mr Indra said the couple had intended to go away on a short trip to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary on Feb 28.
Breaking down, he said: "We were looking forward to the trip. My wife is the one who always surprises me and likes to plan our dates."
The couple met while studying at First Toa Payoh Secondary School.
He last heard from her just before the accident on Sunday, when she asked him if he wanted to meet her at Waterway Point to buy some groceries before going home.
He said they liked to spend time alone together as Madam Salinah worked irregular shifts. They would try to take public transport home and have dinner together.
He said: "Sometimes now, when I am alone, I break down and cry. But I don't want to do it in front of the kids. People have been very supportive, and I must be strong for my children."
He added it has been very hard on his children, aged 12, 11 and nine, who cried when he took them to SGH on Monday.
They would ask when their mother would be going home and if she would recover.
Mr Indra said: "Those are like killer questions for me because I don't have any answers for them. It is hard to comfort them when I myself don't know if my wife will be able to make it."
He is also worried for his oldest daughter, who is taking her Primary School Leaving Examination this year.