Man pinned under lorry escapes with fractured leg, thanks rescuers

Man pinned under lorry escapes with fractured leg, thanks rescuers
PHOTO: Foo Suan Wang/Facebook

The man who was pinned under a lorry in an accident on Wednesday (July 22) is now in stable condition and wishes to thank his rescuers for saving his life.

He has been identified as Mr Kim Sung Mo, a 35-year-old man from South Korea.

Mr Kim was rescued by about 30 passers-by who rushed to his aid when he was trapped under a lorry along Boon Keng Road on Wednesday morning.

A few men pulled Mr Kim out to safety while many others lifted the left side of the lorry.

The offending truck driver was arrested after the accident.

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao visited Mr Kim in his ward at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and reported that his right leg was placed in a cast and his right arm was placed in a sling. He also had abrasions on his face.

Mr Kim recounted the accident to Lianhe Wanbao in English, saying that he was crossing the road when the lorry, which was making a left turn, suddenly crashed into him.

He said that he felt faint from the accident and was unable to personally thank those who saved his life.

A video clip of the rescue was posted online by Facebook user Mr Foo Suan Wang and generated close to 350,000 views and 6,000 shares as of Saturday evening.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is currently seeking those who have helped save Mr Kim's life to come forward to receive the SCDF Public Spiritedness Award.

 

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