Ambulance gets stuck in Kim Keat field

SINGAPORE - An ambulance was seen stuck in a field behind block 195 at Kim Keat Avenue at 12pm today (Nov 5).

It is the same field where an SMRT bendy bus was stuck for 10 hours in September.

A reader of citizen journalism website Stomp, who saw the incident, said that the tow truck was trying to pull the ambulance out of the field was stuck as well.

Ambulance stuck in Kim Keat field

  • An ambulance was seen stuck in a field behind block 195 at Kim Keat Avenue on November 5, 2016.
  • It is the same field where an SMRT bendy bus was stuck for 10 hours in September.
  • A reader of citizen journalism website Stomp, who saw the incident, said that the tow truck was trying to pull the ambulance out of the field was stuck as well.
  • "Another tow truck was called in to pull the first tow truck out of the field," said the reader known only as Jon.
  • At about 12.28pm, all three vehicles were no longer at the field, he added.
  • The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the incident at around 10am this morning, requesting ambulance assistance for a case of a person injuring himself in a street football court adjacent to block 256 Kim Keat Avenue.
  • "A private ambulance operator with the SCDF was dispatched to attend to the case, which involved a male Chinese in his 20s, with a suspected dislocated left elbow," the SCDF said.
  • Tyre tracks after the ambulance was towed around 12.30pm.
  • Muddy tyre tracks in the field that run for about 100m.

"Another tow truck was called in to pull the first tow truck out of the field," said the reader known only as Jon.

At about 12.28pm, all three vehicles were no longer at the field, he added.

On Sept 29, an SMRT bus, which had tried to make a U-turn in the field after taking a wrong turn, had to be towed out of the soft earth.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said they were alerted to the incident at around 10am this morning, requesting ambulance assistance for a case of a person injuring himself in a street football court adjacent to block 256 Kim Keat Avenue.

"A private ambulance operator with the SCDF was dispatched to attend to the case, which involved a male Chinese in his 20s, with a suspected dislocated left elbow," the SCDF said.

While making its way out of the field, the ambulance got stuck.

Another ambulance was immediately dispatched.

"The patient was conscious and alert when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital," added the SCDF spokesperson.


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