Car hits woman before crashing into 3 cars, 1 van
A silver car heading his way narrowly missed him.
But it did not miss his wife.
When Mr John Ching turned around, he saw her on the ground, a pool of blood slowly forming on her forehead.
Fortunately, she was told that she had no internal injuries and she is recovering from her wounds.
Mr Ching and his wife, Madam Jennifer Neo, both in their 40s, were at Block 5034, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, on Wednesday afternoon to send their Hyundai Tucson for servicing.
The accident happened at about 4.25pm, when the couple were moving their belongings from their Hyundai to a rented Toyota Wish, which they intended to use in the interim.
Closed-circuit TV footage from two car workshops there showed that before the silver car hit Madam Neo, it had crashed into a lorry soon after the lorry had made a right turn at a road intersection.
The impact threw the lorry forward and it bumped into a car as it swerved into a workshop.
The silver car, meanwhile, continued veering out of control, hit Madam Neo and then hit three cars and a van parked along the road before it came to a stop.
By then, Mr Ching was already holding his wife, who was drifting in and out of consciousness.
"I ran over and propped her up onto my lap. She was bleeding so much from her forehead. It was a deep, U-shaped cut," Mr Ching, who was still visibly shaken, told The New Paper yesterday.
"In between trying to keep her awake, I shouted for the people around us to call for the ambulance.
"I was very shocked. The only thing on my mind was to get her to respond to me. At that moment, I couldn't really imagine anything else."
While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, one of the car rental workshop owners there, Mr Liu Guo Long, tried to dab at Madam Neo's wound with tissue.
"There was so much blood on her face that I couldn't see where her wound was," he said.
Madam Neo was taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.
When TNP visited her at the hospital last evening, she appeared energetic. She had a wound on her forehead and lacerations on her right limb, but was told by the doctor that there are no internal injuries.
Madam Neo could not recall being flung onto the road - something she called a "blessing in disguise".
"I didn't even see the car. It all happened in so fast," she said.
"When I woke up, I was already in the hospital. I think my husband is the one who is more traumatised because he saw the whole thing."
The couple do not blame anyone for the accident.
Said Mr Ching: "There is no point in speaking to the drivers or being upset. It has already happened."
TNP understands that no one else was hurt in the seven-vehicle collision.
Two drivers involved in the accident are assisting in the investigations, a police spokesman said.