2: Lorry driver was pinned in his seat
WORRY: Mr Lee Heng Weng's anger turned into worry when he saw the smashed lorry. TNP PHOTOS: MOHD ISHAK
When a lorry rear-ended his lorry along Choa Chu Kang Way yesterday, Mr Lee Heng Weng, 62, was hopping mad.
The impact had caused Mr Lee's vehicle to hit another lorry in front.
"I was angry and I wanted to ask him what his problem is, why he hit me," said Mr Lee.
But his anger turned into worry as he realised the front of the lorry that hit him was badly damaged and the driver was pinned in his seat.
The accident happened around 11.30am yesterday at the junction of Choa Chu Kang Way and Choa Chu Kang North 6.
"I saw him stuck in his seat and started asking him if he was okay," recalled Mr Lee.
Unable to move, the driver, Mr Hua Feng, called his transport executive, Mr Alex Loh, 33, for help.
Mr Loh said: "The driver sounded shocked and said he couldn't open the door of the lorry. He also said he was in pain.
"I immediately called the ambulance after that and went down to where the accident happened."
Rescuers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) soon arrived on the scene and freed Mr Hua from the wreckage using hydraulic rescue tools.
An SCDF spokesman said Mr Hua was taken conscious to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
- YVONNE PRIVITHA