Singapore

Driver’s leg gets stuck when his pickup topples

A driver was trapped in his pickup truck after it skidded and landed on its side at the junction of Woodlands Avenue 5 and Woodlands Drive 50 on Sunday evening.

The accident, which happened near Block 895B, resulted in clouds of smoke coming out of the truck's engine.

About 25 residents rushed to the scene when they saw the smoke, reported Shin Min Daily News.

One of them, Mr Wu Guo Hui, 41, noticed that the driver's leg was stuck.

He told the Chinese evening daily: "I realised that the driver's heel was pressing on the accelerator. That caused the hot smoke that was coming out from the engine."

While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, Mr Wu stayed with the driver and kept talking to him to ensure he remained conscious.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) told The New Paper yesterday that it was alerted to the incident at about 7.10pm.

A man in his 40s was later taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Mr Wu said: "The driver said he could still feel his legs so I don't think he was hurt too badly."

Shin Min reported that the driver was heading home after buying dinner and had no idea how the accident happened.

The driver said he could still feel his legs so I don't think he was hurt too badly.

- Mr Wu Guo Hui, a nearby resident who rushed to the scene

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