An SBS Transit bus driver reportedly stopped his bus to save 3 people from a wreckage after the latter got into an accident, with smoke emerging from the crashed vehicles, according to Shin Min Daily News.
The accident involved a car and a van that were both badly damaged – the car was being driven by a 50-year-old PHV driver who was driving a passenger at the time, while a 27-year-old man was behind the wheel in the van.
The bus captain, 33-year-old Luo Kang Hao of SBS Transit bus service 132, was driving along the route at the time when he stopped the bus at the junction of Chatsworth Road and Tanglin Road on 23 October at about 12am.
He then saw smoke billowing from the wreckage and saw people inside the crashed vehicles, and he then stopped his bus because he feared the wreckage would burst into flames.
He then ran towards the wreckage to save the victims, rendering aid to the car driver and passenger and freeing the van driver who was trapped inside.
He said that the car’s front door was jammed, and he had to lower the driver’s seat and told him to climb towards the back to escape the car from the back door.
Two passengers from Luo’s bus also alighted to help him rescue the victims.
Luo then returned to his bus to tell the bus operations control centre to call for an ambulance, and the victims were then all conveyed to SGH conscious by the SCDF.
Investigations into the investigations are underway.
A spokesperson for SBS Transit commended Luo for his bravery and selflessness, going out of his way to save those in peril.