Swollen foot, twisted knee after cyclist falls into drain when railing gives way

Swollen foot, twisted knee after cyclist falls into drain when railing gives way

SINGAPORE - Stomp contributor Ser Wah was injured when he fell into a drain off Greenridge Crescent after a railing gave way.

The contributor was cycling before the accident occurred on Sunday and had paused beside a drain railing to check his bicycle wheel.

When he placed his foot on the railing to keep his balance, it fell into the drain along with the contributor and his bicycle.

Ser Wah told Stomp over the phone that his right foot is swollen and his left knee is twisted. He also has difficulty squatting down.

Ser Wah wrote in an email to Stomp: "While cycling in a park off Greenridge Crescent on Sunday May 11, I felt my rear wheel was under-inflated and decided to pause next to a drainage safety railing to check my wheel.

"The instant I put my left foot on the railing to maintain my balance, the entire railing gave way and I plunged down four metres into the monsoon drain with my bicycle.

"I was fortunate to land on my feet and survived with lower body injuries. Had I landed on my head, it would have been fatal.

"The legs of the railing were totally corroded."


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