Readers rewarded for tip-offs
They'll each receive a $100 Burger King voucher
It was supposed to be just a leisurely stroll to the community centre.
Then, Mr Gordon Yeo, 60, heard a loud screeching noise.
Across the road, a car had accelerated backwards and rammed into a Residents' Committee (RC) centre.
The security officer rushed over.
He said: "The driver had reversed really fast because I saw tyre marks on the ground.
"Luckily, no one was injured, but the water pipes behind the RC had burst. The car's bumper also fell off."
Having saved The New Paper's hotline number in his phone, Mr Yeo, who loves the Sports section best, called the paper last Monday to inform us of the accident.
Meanwhile, other passers-by called the ambulance and the Traffic Police.
The story was published on Tuesday.
Another reader e-mailed TNP last Monday when he spotted a truck on fire.
Video editor Chua Chan Tiong, 41, emerged from his bathroom at 5.35am when he smelt something burning.
Looking out of his seventh-storey window, he saw that people had gathered around a burning truck.
Shouts of 'Fire!' echoed from below.
By the time he reached the scene, the fire had intensified.
He said: "Suddenly, there was a 'boom' sound." The front windscreen had cracked.
The fire engine arrived shortly.
Mr Chua notified TNP because he likes to be informed about incidents in Singapore.
"When I read news about accidents in The New Paper, I can try to prevent similar accidents, for example, by avoiding a dangerous area," he said.
For their tip-offs, the two readers will each receive a $100 Burger King voucher.
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When I read news about accidents in The New Paper, I can try to prevent similar accidents, for example, by avoiding a dangerous area.
- Mr Chua Chan Tiong, who notified TNP after seeing people gathering around a burning truck