Two groups of Good Samaritans sprang into action the last two days - the first to help a boy trapped under a car after an accident, the second to warn other road users to avoid an exposed manhole. The sight of a lorry swerving to avoid an exposed manhole in Jalan Bahar spurred several Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers and passers-by to do something about the problem yesterday.
SINGAPORE - The sight of a lorry swerving to avoid an exposed manhole in Jalan Bahar spurred a group of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers and passers-by to step forward to help on Thursday (Jan 18). SCDF fire biker Muhammad Hilmi Mohammad Fuad, 31, was travelling out of the Civil Defence Academy at around 10.45am when he saw the open manhole on the three-lane road. The manhole, which was filled with water, is located between two lanes.
The recent news and gruesome images of traffic fatalities involving Singaporean motorists overseas have been plaguing my mind. The almost back-to-back accidents claimed the lives of 11 Singaporeans between December 2017 and early January this year in both motorbike and car crashes. Nobody on a holiday expects anything bad to happen to them. But accidents do occur. Still, can a biker cheat fate and avoid being a victim?
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