RSAF servicemen respond to accident outside Sembawang Air Base

RSAF servicemen respond to accident outside Sembawang Air Base

An accident left a motorcyclist and his pillion rider injured, but several Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) servicemen kept the chaotic scene under control and rendered first aid, reported citizen journalism site, Stomp.

According to a post on The Republic of Singapore Air Force's Facebook page, the accident occurred outside Sembawang Air Base (SBAB) along Sembawang Road on Aug 25, and the RSAF servicemen were the first on the scene.

The accident involved a motorcycle and a taxi, leaving the biker and his pillion rider both badly injured.

The post read:

"Yesterday evening, a traffic accident involving a civilian motorcyclist and a taxi, occurred outside Sembawang Air Base (SBAB) along Sembawang Road.

"The Base Operations Centre learnt of this and quickly activated Sembawang Medical Centre. Sensing the seriousness of the accident, 7 of our RSAF servicemen were deployed immediately to the scene of the accident with their first aid equipment.

"They were the first emergency responders on scene and immediately rendered first aid to the injured rider and his pillion. The Singapore Civil Defence Force then evacuated the casualties to the hospital.

"The accident scene was chaotic and both casualties were badly injured."

Stomp contributor Kaelene came across the posting, as well as photos of the servicemen who have been lauded for their quick response to the situation. She added: "Really proud to be a Singaporean when I see such stories!"

candicec@sph.com.sg

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