Our hand therapist can save lives too! Yuen Wan was one of the good samaritans who responded when a motorcyclist was trapped under a truck. Her fast fingers was recognised by SCDF!
Sixteen people who helped a South Korean man trapped under a truck were given awards for their public spiritedness by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Sunday.
They were among a group of well-meaning passers-by who had helped Mr Kim Seong Mo, 35, who was pinned underneath the trailer truck after an accident along Boon Keng Road on Wednesday. Mr Kim suffered a fractured right leg and is now recovering at Tan Tock Seng hospital.
A 90-second video of the incident, which showed about 30 bystanders rushing to lift the truck to free him, went viral on social media.
On Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Alan Chow, commander of 1st SCDF division, said the awards were a recognition of the public spiritedness of these individuals.
“We are all very amazed by the amazing feat – that about 30 of you came together, without any formal coordination, lifted the trailer truck and pulled out a person in distress underneath,” he said at the award ceremony.