10 passers-by help push stranded taxi off divider

Passers-by helped shift a cab that was stuck on a road divider along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 on Friday night.
Passers-by helped shift a cab that was stuck on a road divider along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 on Friday night.PHOTO: WILLEM JACOB STOLTE

SINGAPORE - About 10 passers-by gathered to help extricate a taxi that was stuck on a divider in Choa Chu Kang on Friday (June 2) night.

A photo provided to Stomp showed the taxi stuck on top of a divider at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, the citizen journalism site reported on Saturday (June 3).

Eyewitness Willem Jacob Stolte told The Straits Times on Saturday that he could see the cab from his home at Block 483 at 10.30pm.

"At first, there were three people helping, then two more came," said the 48-year-old swimming coach.

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The cab was successfully moved only when about 10 gathered to help.

"They put a wooden plank under the wheel, as it was stuck over the divider," said Mr Stolte.

The whole incident was over in about 10 minutes, and no police were seen there, he said.

However, traffic was affected, with one lane blocked by the cab.

A bus driver waited for the cab to be moved before continuing on its route.

"I thought it was really nice that more and more people came to help and eventually there were enough people to help the taxi," said Mr Stolte. "Well done."